Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced that it will be releasing Timothy Armstrong’s family film “Cowboys ‘N Angels,” which will star legendary actor James Cromwell, Bailee Madison, Alicia Witt, and “Breaking Dawn Part 2.”
The film will be released on Memorial Day weekend, May 25, in the U.S. Fox will handle the film internationally.
The full press release follows below:
SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS SADDLES UP TO ‘COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS’
GOLDWYN SLATES A MAY 25TH RELEASE FOR THE FAMILY FILM STARRING ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE JAMES CROMWELL, BAILEE MADISON, ALICIA WITT AND ‘BREAKING DAWN PART 2’S’ JACKSON RATHBONE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (March 15, 2012) Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that it has acquired US theatrical rights to the coming of age family film COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS. Twentieth Century Fox will handle North American ancillaries and all international media.
The company has slated a May 25th Memorial Day release.
COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS tells the story of Ida (Madison), a rebellious young girl who dreams one day of finding her father, a rodeo rider. While searching for her dad, she connects with the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female trickriders run by former rodeo star Terence Parker (Cromwell). Recognizing Ida’s drive and determination, Terence sees a lot of himself in Ida and recruits her to become a member of the Sweethearts. Accepted wholeheartedly by her new “family,” Ida finds a new passion and direction. Although she sets out to find her father, she soon discovers much more including a love for horses and a personal responsibility that redefines her life.
In addition to Cromwell, Madison, Witt and BREAKING DAWN PART 2’s Jackson Rathbone, COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS also stars Kathleen Rose Perkins Frankie Faison, Leslie Ann Huff, Dora Madison Burge and a host of others. The film was directed by Timothy Armstrong from a script by Armstrong and Stephen Blinn. Ben Feingold of Sense and Sensibility Ventures LLC is the producer.
According to Meyer Gottlieb, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films: “COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS is a wonderful film for the entire family. We are thrilled to bring this film to audiences everywhere!”
“Samuel Goldwyn Films is the perfect theatrical distributor for this film given their track record in the family and faith arena and we couldn’t be happier that they are releasing COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS this Memorial Day,” echoed Feingold.
The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente, Goldwyn’s General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films and Gary Hirsch on behalf of the producers.