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Heroin Bob Lives as Cinedigm Acquires ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’

Heroin Bob Lives as Cinedigm Acquires 'Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2'

READ MORE: Watch: Heroin Bob Lives In New Trailer For ‘SLC Punk 2: Punk’s Dead’

Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to “Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2,” the sequel to the 1998 cult hit that follows the next generation of outcast misfits through the Utah hinterlands. The film was financed in part by an Indiegogo campaign. Ben Schnetzer, Hannah Marks, Colson “MGK” Baker, Sarah Clarke and Devon Sawa star.

James Merendino, who directed the original “SLC Punk,” returns for the followup and centers the story on Heroin Bob’s teenage son, Ross, who embarks on a road trip to a punk show along with his friends. During their odyssey — and with the help of a healthy dose of drugs, alcohol and punk music — Ross shreds his Gothic outlook and embraces life. 

“We’re thrilled to be bringing this cult favorite sequel to both the original fans of SLC Punk, as well as a whole new audience,” said Cinedigm’s Yolanda Macias, EVP Acquisitions

The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm’s Kristin Harris, Executive Director of Content Acquisitions, and Mette-Marie Katz, Director of Sales at XYZ Films. The film will be released with a limited theatrical run in early 2016 followed by digital, TV and VOD distribution. Watch the NSFW trailer above.

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