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A24 Acquires Michael Fassbender Western ‘Slow West’ Before Sundance Launch

A24 Acquires Michael Fassbender Western 'Slow West' Before Sundance Launch

Ahead of its Sundance Film Festival debut in January, “Slow West,” starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee, has found a U.S. home at A24 and DIRECTV. The film will premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the festival, and comes from first-time feature filmmaker John Maclean. It will receive an exclusive video on demand release via DIRECTV; A24 will then open it in select theaters.

The official synopsis per the two companies: “Set at the end of the 19th Century, ‘Slow West’ follows the story of 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Smit-McPhee) as he journeys across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued along the way by an outlaw named Payne (Mendelsohn).”

Fassbender and Maclean previously worked together on two of the filmmaker’s short films: “Man on a Motorcyle” and the 2012 BAFTA-winning “Pitch Black Heist.” 

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