CANNES: 'Sleeping Beauty' Acquired By Sundance Selects

BREAKING: Sundance Selects acquired U.S. rights to Sleeping Beauty, the Julia Leigh-directed Cannes Film Festival pic that stars Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Carroll and Chris Haywood, and was produced by Jessica Brentnall. The film premiered last Thursday and is described as the haunting portrait of a young university student drawn in to a mysterious world of unspoken desires. The film will be released in the fall.

Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects, said: “For the last five days, people throughout Cannes have been discussing Sleeping Beauty. We are thrilled to introduce Julia Leigh and her arresting debut to American audiences, and to continuing the discussion.”

UTA brokered the deal with Sundance Selects acquisitions exec Arianna Bocco. UTA reps Leigh and Browning, with the latter managed by Michael Aglion and Catherine Poulton in Australia. Sundance Selects is sister company to IFC, both owned by Rainbow Media.

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