READ MORE: Mongrel Land International Rights to Ira Sachs’ ‘Little Men’
Altitude Films has announced that they have purchased the UK rights to this year’s Sundance hit “Little Men.” The deal marks the second time that director Ira Sachs has teamed up with the UK distributor, as Altitude also released his “Love is Strange” two years ago. Altitude Film Entertainment’s Ellie Gibbons and Mongrel International’s Charlotte Mickie negotiated the acquisition.
“Little Men” tells the story of sheepish Jake (Theo Taplitz) and brazen Tony (Michael Barbieri), two young boys who meet at Jake’s grandfather’s funeral and strike up a quick friendship. The unlikely pals must then endure challenge of their parents’ disputes with one another and deal with those ramifications. Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle and Paulina Garcia star in this film about familial contention.
Of the announcement, Sachs said, “Following in the steps of ‘Love is Strange,’ I’m very pleased to be working again with Will and Hamish and their great team at Altitude. It’s a pleasure to collaborate with individuals who share similar values in both life and cinema.”
Altitude Films has yet to announced a UK release date for “Little Men.”