EXCLUSIVE: Indican Pictures has picked up Poor Boy out of the Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Michael Shannon, Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley), Dale Dickey (Claws), Pat Healy (Hap and Leonard) and Lou Taylor Pucci (Thumbsucker). Indican will open in a short-city run theatrically in July. The film was completed about a year and a half ago and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. After that, it went back into the edit room and then went back out to Cannes.
The film, which will be in about 10 to 15 cities, is about two brothers who are basically hustlers. However, when a women tries to repossess their beloved houseboat, the brothers devise an elaborate con so they can leave their desert town and live their dream of living in California.
Poor Boy was directed by Robert Scott Wildes from a script by him and Logan Antill.
Indican’s other releases have included The Boondock Saints, Girl Next Door, and Kill Me Deadly
The deal for Poor Boy was negotiated by Shaun Hill and Gary Goldberger on behalf of Indican Pictures and Producer Kristin Mann (Midnight Special, Knight of Cups) on behalf of Bow and Arrow Entertainment (31, The Little Hours).