Phase 4 has acquired North American rights to “Free Ride” starring Anna Paquin and directed by Shana Betz. It’s the first film produced by CASM, Paquin’s production company with Stephen Moyer.
Written by Betz and based on her own life story, Paquin stars as a single mother who moves to Florida and gets pulled into the high-stakes drug trade.
The drama also stars Cam Gigandet and
Drea De Matteo. Producers are Susan Dynner,
Cerise Hallam Larkin, Chris Swinney and Paquin; executive producers are Mark Larkin and Moyer.
The deal was
negotiated by Phase 4’s Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe with
Paradigm’s Nick LoPiccolo and attorney Ron Levin on behalf of the
filmmakers. Featured Artists Agency’s Brian Dreyfuss reps Betz
and was heavily involved in packaging the movie. Cargo Entertainment
is handling international sales.