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Screen Media Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights for Jake Paltrow's 'Young Ones'

Photo of Shipra Gupta By Shipra Gupta | Indiewire May 14, 2014 at 12:0AM

The "Young Ones" premiered at Sundance earlier this year and boasts an all-star cast that includes Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
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Elle Fanning in Jake Paltrow's 'Young Ones'

Screen Media Films has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for "Young Ones," a dystopian feature written and directed by Jake Paltrow. The film, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, boasts an all-star cast that includes Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Set in a future where a massive drought has transformed the United States into a giant wasteland, Shannon and Hoult play neighboring ranchers who will do anything to ensure the survival of their respective families, even if it means betraying one another.

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Said Screen Media's President, Suzanne Blech, "We were blown away by Jake’s vision and execution when we saw his film at Sundance this year. We’re very excited to work with him to bring this amazing and unique accomplishment to audiences nationwide."

"Young Ones" is slated to release nationwide in October of this year.

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