Samuel Goldwyn Films has obtained the North American distribution rights to Sundance NEXT Innovator Prize-winning film, Night Comes On, which will hit theaters sometime in the summer of this year. Ozark actress Jordana Spiro made her directorial debut with this film as well as co-wrote the script with Angelica Nwandu, founder of the popular blog The Shade Room.
Starring Dominque Fishback (HBO’s The Deuce) and 10-year-old tyro Tatum Marilyn Hall, the story follows Angel LaMere who is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, Angel embarks on a journey with her little sister to avenge her mother’s death.
Producers are Alvaro R. Valente, Jonathan Montepare, and Danielle Renfrew Behrens. Spiro also served as an executive producer along with Bill Harnisch, Ruth Ann Harnisch, David Stone, David Boies III, Donna Gruneich, Kevin Gruneich, Jenifer Westphal, Patty Quillin, Larry Taube, and Matthew Spitzer.
Peter Goldwyn, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films, crafted the deal with ICM. International rights are being represented by Sebastien Chesneau’s Cercamon.