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iW News | Anywhere Takes U.S. Rights to “Black Irish”

iW News | Anywhere Takes U.S. Rights to "Black Irish"

San Francisco-based Anywhere Road has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Brad Gann‘s film “Black Irish,” the company announced Monday. Gann, who wrote the screenplay for the feature film “Invincible,” makes his directorial debut with this film, a contemporary Irish-American family drama set in South Boston. Fifteen-year-old Cole (Michael Angarano) is a sweet-natured, baseball-loving, obedient teenager who yearns for the attentions of his emotionally remote father (Brendan Gleeson). Cole is by turns nurtured and abandoned by the rest of his family; his pregnant unmarried sister (Emily Van Camp), a troubled bully for a brother (Tom Guiry) and his deeply religious mother (Melissa Leo) who has been grooming Cole, her youngest son, for a life in the priesthood. As the story unfolds each family member undergoes a personal crisis until circumstances force Cole to take action to prevent a family tragedy. Anywhere Road will release the film theatrically in Autumn 2007. The deal was negotiated by producer J. Todd Harris on behalf of the film along with Robert Ogden Barnum, president and Kaiser Wahab, executive vice president of Anywhere Road. [Brian Brooks]

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