Sundance Gambler Flick ‘Mississippi Grind’ Goes to A24 and DIRECTV
Sundance Gambler Flick 'Mississippi Grind' Goes to A24 and DIRECTV
The character study starring Ryan Reynolds
and Ben Mendelsohn
as two gamblers will debut later this year exclusively for 30 days for DIRECTV’s 20 million customers, followed by A24
’s theatrical rollout.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Gerry (Mendelsohn) is a talented but struggling poker player about to be swallowed up by his unshakeable gambling habit. But his luck begins to change after he meets the young, charismatic Curtis (Reynolds). Gerry convinces his new lucky charm to hit the road with him, towards a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. The highs and lows unveil the duo’s true characters and motivations, and an undeniable bond forms between them.
A24 and DIRECTV also partnered on two other Sundance premieres: rookie Robert Eggers’ period thriller “The Witch,” and “Slow West,” starring Michael Fassbender. Films released through these partners include “Enemy,” “Life after Beth,” “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” “The Captive” and “Son of a Gun.”
“Mississippi Grind” is produced by Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell for Electric City and Tom Rice and Ben Nearn for Sycamore Pictures. Annapurna International will screen the film for foreign buyers at next week’s Berlin Film Festival.