North American rights to Lenny Abrahamson’s (“Adam and Paul”) upcoming drama “What Richard Did” have been picked up by Tribeca Film in the wake of last weekend’s Irish Film & Television Awards, during which it took home five awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
The primarily young cast stars Jack Reynor as a privileged teenager who after losing his temper one finds both his future and relationships with his friend and family shattered. Sam Keeley (“Misfits”) and Lars Mikkelsen (“The Killing”) costar. The film is Abrahamson’s fourth directorial feature, working with a script written by “Skins” and “Shameless” scribe Malcolm Campbell. “What Richard Did” was produced by Protagonist Pictures and saw a U.K. theatrical release earlier this year.
“Lenny Abrahamson has established himself as a dynamic voice among the superb Irish filmmaking community to emerge over the last couple of year,” said Tribeca Enterprises Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore, who added that they expect the film and its star to “resonate universally with audiences.” The deal was negotiated by Tribeca Film Director of Acquisitions Nick Savva and Mik eGoodridge, Protaonist Pictures’ CEO.
Tribeca Film has set a Spring 2013 release date for the film, and plans to release it day and date on VOD with its limited theatrical release.