What if America never planted its flag on the moon? What if it was all one big con? That’s the premise
of “Moonwalkers,” an action-comedy just picked up by Alchemy today for North American distribution following its debut at SXSW.
“‘Moonwalkers’ is a wildly imaginative, one-of-a-kind action movie,” Alchemy CEO Bill Lee said in a statement. “Antoine Bardou-Jacquet has crafted something truly original that we look forward to bringing to a wide audience.”
In the film, Perlman plays a CIA agent who teams up with Grint’s character — a rock band manager — to help Stanley Kubrick pull off the elaborate trick of convincing Americans NASA really did land on the moon.
Formerly known as Millennium Entertainment, Alchemy is rebranding itself as a distributor of quality, independent cinema. Lee also acquired “Zipper” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, starring Patrick Wilson and Ray Winstone.
“I’m very happy that ‘Moonwalkers’ will be one of the first films to go out through Bill’s new venture,” said co-producer Gregoire Melin. “We’re incredibly proud to have made such an original film from one of France’s future grand talents.”
Alchemy VP of Acquisitions Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Melin and Ram Murali of Kinology and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.