Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to Glassland, the Irish drama starring Toni Collette, Jack Reynor and Will Poulter that premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The pic, the second feature from Gerard Barrett (Pilgrim Hill), will get a theatrical and VOD release next year. The film centers on a young man desperate to save his mother from alcohol addiction and reunite his broken family, but because he makes a meager living driving a cab, he is forced to take on a questionable job.
Reynor’s effort playing the son earned him a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
“Glassland is a film that showcases phenomenal performances by its leads, as well as a new, fresh directorial voice in Irish cinema,” said Film Movement president Michael Rosenberg, who sealed the deal before heading to the Toronto Film Festival to scope more deals. “We are pleased to be releasing this film for others to discover it.”
Film Movement made the deal with Kaleidoscope Film Distribution. Spencer Pollard, CEO of Kaleidoscope, negotiated the sale with Rosenberg.