By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire September 28, 2012 at 4:46PM
Phase 4 Films has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to writer-director Mark L Mann’s "generation Um...," which stars Keanu Reeves. The specialty distributor plans a theatrical release in the spring.
Bojana Novakovic and Adelaide Clemens co-star in "generation Um…," a day-in the-life portrait of three people trying to make sense of their lives and relationships in the city. Alison Palmer, Caroline Kaplan and Lemore Syvan produced; Nicolas Chartier, Cassian Elwes, Zev Foreman and Jared Goldman are executive producers.
"We are excited to be working with Mark on his first film and to be collaborating with Keanu and the cast to share their edgy, socially relevant drama with audiences," said Phase 4 president and CEO Berry Meyerowitz.
Reeves is currently on-screen as producer and host of the documentary "Side By Side," and he was last seen in the drama "Henry’s Crime" in 2011.
Phase 4's Larry Greenberg and Sam Posner negotiated the deal with Elwes on behalf of the filmmakers, Paul Knell on behalf of Company Films and Jenn Lee on behalf of Voltage Pictures.
Phase 4 Films has recently released "Hick" and "Another Happy Day." "Electrick Children," "That’s What She Said" and "Bindlestiffs" are forthcoming.