After winning the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April 2015, “King Jack” is starting 2016 off with a round of good luck. Not only did the film recently land writer-director Felix Thompson one of the three prestigious grants from the Film Independent Spirit Awards, but the acclaimed coming-of-age drama has also just found a distribution home at Well Go USA, reports The Wrap.
Marking Thompson’s feature-length debut, “King Jack” is the story of a 15-year-old delinquent stuck in a run-down small town. Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, the boy’s life takes an unexpected turn when his younger cousin comes to stay with him for the weekend after his aunt falls ill.
The film stars Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols and Christian Madsen. Well Go USA is planning a theatrical release for this summer.