Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to “How About You.” “You,” directed by Anthony Byrne, is the story of a young girl left in charge of a residential home over Christmas. It is based on the short story by Irish author Maeve Binchy, and stars Vanessa Redgrave, Imelda Staunton, Brenda Fricker, Joss Ackland and Hayley Atwell. The film is a co-production of Noel Pearson of Ferndale Films and Sarah Radclyffe of Sarah Radclyffe Productions, and is represented by London based international sales agency and financing company Bankside Films.
“We are delighted that Strand Releasing will be releasing ‘How About You’ in the United States,” said Bankside’s Hilary Davis in a statement. “Their track record speaks for itself and we are confident that their individual approach will ensure a very successful release for this thoroughly enchanting film.” Strand plans to release the film theatrically this September. [Peter Knegt]