‘Wild Indian’ Lands U.S. Deal At Vertical Entertainment After Sundance Debut – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Wild Indian, Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr’s debut function that had its world premiere within the U.S. Dramatic Competitors part of this yr’s Sundance Movie Pageant. Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth star within the pic, which can get a theatrical launch later this yr.

The plot of Corbine’s screenplay revolves round Makwa, a younger Anishinaabe boy. He usually seems at college with bruises he says he received falling down, however nobody believes him. He and his solely pal, Ted-O, like to flee by taking part in within the woods, till the day Makwa shockingly murders a schoolmate. After overlaying up the crime, the 2 go on to stay very completely different lives. Now, as grownup males, they need to face the reality of what they’ve completed and what they’ve change into.

Greyeyes (I Know This A lot Is True, True Detective) and Spencer (Twilight, Blindspot) star because the grownup Makwa and Ted-O, respectively. Newcomers Phoenix Wilson and Julian Gopal play Makwa and Ted-O as boys.

Thomas Mahoney, Corbine and Eric Tavitian produced the pic, which was government produced by Céline Dornier, Frédéric Fiore, Katy Drake Bettner, Niraj Bhatia, Joel Michaely, Raphael Margules, J.D. Lifshitz, Adam Margules, Lesli A. Masoner, Dan McClung, Adriana Banta, Jake Carter, Eisenberg, Heather Rae, and Brent Ryan Inexperienced. It hails from Logical Photos, 30West, OM Movies, Boulderlight Photos, mm2 Leisure and PurePlay Leisure.

“Once we first noticed Wild Indian at Sundance this yr, we had been struck by first-time writer-director Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr’s masterful dealing with of such an intimate story and the charming performances from all the forged,” mentioned Wealthy Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Leisure. “We’re so proud to be partnering with the entire filmmaking workforce to convey this affecting movie to audiences later this yr.”

Vertical’s Peter Jarowey and Josh Spector negotiated the take care of 30West and Endeavor Content material.

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