PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE, 9:49 AM PST: Radius has gotten on the Toronto deal-making board. I’m hearing the label is closing a low-seven-figure deal for U.S. rights to Before We Go, the film directed by and starring Captain America‘s Chris Evans. This comes after the successful multi-platform release of the Evans-starrer Snowpiercer.
Scripted by Ronald Bass, Jen Smolka, Chris Shafer, and Paul Vicknair, Before We Go also stars Alice Eve. Over the course of one night, two strangers form an unlikely bond based on the conflicts in their own lives. Pic is produced by Evans, McG, Mary Viola, Karen Baldwin and Howard Baldwin, Mark Kassen and Bill Immerman.
The film came into the festival playing the Special Presentations section and a lot of people really liked it. CAA and WME Global are brokering the deal with RADiUS partners Tom Quinn and Jason Janego. A RADiUS spokesperson confirmed with details to follow.
Toronto, CA) September 11, 2014 – RADiUS proudly announced that it has acquired US rights to BEFORE WE GO, Chris Evans’ directorial debut in which he also stars opposite Alice Eve (STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS).
The film follows the journey of two strangers stuck in New York City for the night. Starting as convenient acquaintances, the two soon grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when a night of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.
RADiUS has slated a second quarter 2015 release.
Drawing comparisons to BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE WE GO was produced by Evans, Mark Kassen, McG, Mary Viola, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin and William J. Immerman. The executive producers are Peter Pastorelli, James McGough and Ron Bass – the latter of whom also wrote the screenplay with Jen Smolka, Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair. BEFORE WE GO is the first film fully financed by Wonderland.
According to Chris Evans: “As a first time director, I’m so excited that we found a home with RADiUS. I was really impressed with what they did on SNOWPIERCER and my film couldn’t be in better hands.”
RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego go on to say: “Our collaboration with Chris began on SNOWPIERCER and we’re excited to be working with him again on this winning romance. Directed with a deft hand, both he and Alice have tremendous chemistry with each delivering an assured subtlety and highly seductive performance.”
The deal was negotiated between Quinn and Janego and CAA and WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers and James McGough and David Boyle on behalf of Wonderland.