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Focus World Buys Sundance Suspense Yarn ‘Cop Car’

Focus World Buys Sundance Suspense Yarn 'Cop Car'

Focus Features boutique arm Focus World has acquired US and UK rights to director Jon Watts’ Sundance premiere “Cop Car,” starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham and Camryn Manheim.

Produced by Cody Ryder, Alicia Van Couvering, Sam Bisbee, Andrew Kortschak and Jon Watts, this cat-and-mouse turns on a “a harrowing crash course full of mayhem as a pair of 10-year-old boys attempt to navigate the back roads behind the wheel of a seemingly abandoned police car that they have no clue how to operate,” per the official synopsis. Things go from bad to worse when a small-town sheriff sets his sights on getting the car back—at any cost.

Reviews have been solid. The Guardian praises Kevin Bacon’s performance especially: “Bacon, sporting a creepy moustache, is great, and both boys give strong, naturalistic performances.”

Focus World is planning a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release of the film but has not yet set a date. In the UK, the film will be distributed via UPHE Content Group.

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