Teeth is one of those movies that has found an unusually wide audience over the years. Here in the United States, it was released under the once-glorious Dimension Extreme banner back in 2007 and went on to be featured on various streaming services around the globe. You wouldn’t believe the amount of people that come up to me asking if I have “seen that one movie with the killer vagina”.
As popular as the film has become, it’s a bit surprising that we haven’t heard more from writer/director Mitchell Lichtenstein in recent years – but now the wait is over. Spotlight Pictures has acquired the worldwide sales rights to Lichtenstein’s new film ANGELICA just ahead of its Feb 14th screening at EFM. In case you’re wondering, this is not going to be a dark and humorous tale in the same vein as Teeth – far from it.
Check out the debut trailer and official announcement for ANGELICA below. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with additional info as it comes our way, so stay tuned.
SPOTLIGHT PICTURES SECURE WORLDWIDE SALES RIGHTS FOR
Starring Jena Malone, Ed Stoppard and Two-Time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer
HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 1, 2015 – Spotlight Pictures has acquired worldwide sales rights for the gothic drama ANGELICA. Written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth), the film stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist).
Produced by Joyce Pierpoline (Teeth), the film is based on the novel by Arthur Phillips with the same name. ANGELICA first premiered as an official selection at last year’s Berlin Film Festival and will be showing this month at the European Film Market (EFM) on Sunday, February 14th at 6:30pm at CinemaxX.
Spotlight Pictures’ CEO Matt McCombs made the announcement today.”We are excited beyond words to work with Mitchell and Joyce on this compelling and superbly crafted motion picture,” said McCombs. “We are confident that distributors worldwide will connect with the unique vision that Mitchell has created.”
“I’m psyched to be putting ANGELICA into the capable hands of the folks at Spotlight Pictures,” said Lichtenstein. “They will be effective, enthusiastic custodians of our beautiful and intensely emotional film, bringing it to a wide and diverse audience.”
ANGELICA is a gothic tale of a newly married couple living in Victorian London who endures a series of increasingly alarming psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child.Aside from its talented cast, a team of seasoned artists collaborated on the movie, including two-time Academy Award® nominee cinematographer Dick Pope (for Mr. Turner and The Illusionist), Academy Award® nominee costume designer Rita Ryack (Casino, Apollo 13) and Academy Award® winning production designer Luciana Arrighi (Howard’s End). Two-time César winner Zbigniew Preisner also composed the haunting score.
Spotlight Pictures Head of Acquisitions Carlos Rincon and Producer Joyce Pierpoline negotiated the deal.