Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier is back with a violent new thriller The Green Room, and the Patrick Stewart starring feature went down a storm at Cannes last week.
The hotly tipped film has now bagged itself a UK distribution deal, courtesy of Picturehouse.
Picturehouse Entertainment and Altitude Film Entertainment have jointly acquired the U.K. distribution rights to Jeremy Saulnier’s ultraviolent backwoods horror pic “Green Room,” which played in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Pic stars Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart.
The film centers on a group of punk rockers who have to escape the clutches of a neo-Nazi gang in Oregon. Variety‘s reviewer wrote: “This wilfully unpleasant midnight special further demonstrates its helmer’s machete-sharp sense of craft.”
Pic is produced by Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani and Victor Moyers for Broad Green Pictures and Filmscience.
Picturehouse released Saulnier’s “Blue Ruin” last May. “Green Room” marks the second joint acquisition by Picturehouse and Altitude after the purchase of Cedric Jimenez’s “The Connection” in Cannes last year. Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, which runs 22 theaters and programs a further 42 venues across the U.K.
Patrick Stewart (X-Men series, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) plays Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest. Rounding out the cast are Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein, and Saulnier’s Blue Ruin star Macon Blair.
A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.