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by Indiewire
May 19, 2013 11:32 AM
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Phase 4 Buys Anna Paquin's "Free Ride"

Anna Paquin in Kenneth Lonergan's 'Margaret'

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.