Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Weinstein Makes A Splash With "Submarine"

There was another big film sale at this year's TIFF as the Weinstein Co. has acquired North American (US/Canada) rights to Warp Films Brit 'comedy-drama' "Submarine", directed by Richard Ayoade.

Starring Noah Taylor and Sally Hawkins, "Submarine" was executive produced by Ben Stiller.

The film adapts the novel "Submarine" by author Joe Dunthorne.

"...Fifteen-year-old 'Oliver Tate' (Craig Roberts) has two big ambitions: to save his parents’ marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Worried that his mom (Sally Hawkins) is having an affair with 'Graham' (Paddy Considine), Oliver monitors his parents’ sex life by charting the dimmer switch in their bedroom. He also forges suggestive love letters from Mom to Dad. His love interest 'Jordana' (Yasmin Paige) is complicated; a self-professed pyromaniac, she supervises Oliver’s journal writing – especially the bits about her. When necessary, she orders him to cross things out..."

The Weinstein Co. will release "Submarine" in 2011.

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