By Peter Knegt | Indiewire May 18, 2013 at 6:36PM
RADiUS-TWC has made the first major deal of a film screening at Cannes: Jeremy Saulnier's "Blue Ruin," which is world premiering in the Director's Fortnight.
Full press release below.
Cannes - May 18, 2013: RADiUS - TWC proudly announced tonight that it has acquired North American rights to BLUE RUIN, one of the select few American films world premiering in Director's Fortnight.
Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier's whose first feature MURDER PARTY was a cult hit, BLUE RUIN tells the story of a man who finds his quiet life upended by unwelcome news and subsequently sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of revenge. Proving an improbable assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family."
BLUE RUIN was produced by Anish Savjani, Richard Peete and Vincent Savino.
RADiUS will release the film theatrically this Fall.
According to RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego: "BLUE RUIN is a masterpiece and a future cult classic. It is one of the most exceptional discoveries of the last few years thanks to Jeremy's deft hand. Having worked with him on MURDER PARTY, we couldn't be more excited for our second collaboration."
Saulnier goes on to say: "Tom and I go way back when he championed my first film MURDER PARTY. I'm thrilled that my new film has found a home with him. RADiUS is absolutely the perfect fit for BLUE RUIN."
Quinn and Janego negotiated the deal with Memento's Ram Murali, Emilie Georges and Tanja Meissner.