Spotlight Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to “The Beat Beneath My Feet,” directed by John Williams (not the composer) and written and produced by Michael Müller.
The film will premiere and compete at the Berlin Film Festival in the Generation 14plus category on February 11.
“The Beat Beneath My Feet” follows a teenage loner in South London named Tom (Nicholas Galitzine), who dreams of becoming a rock star, but feels thwarted by his God-fearing single mother, Mary (Lisa Dillion). Things begin to change when disgraced guitarist Max Stone (Luke Perry), who faked his death eight years ago, moves into the flat below. Tom blackmails Max into teaching him rock guitar in exchange for not telling the authorities of his location. Tom must then learn what it takes to be a real rock star.
“There are brilliant films at this year’s Berlinale,” said producer Fiona Gillies. “We are proud that ‘The Beat’ is the only UK film in competition for a coveted Crystal Bear.”
No U.S. release information has yet been announced.