Paramount Home Video and MTV Films have secured worldwide distribution rights for the Sundance smash “Goat” for a little under $3 million. This will be the second deal Paramount Home Video has made at the festival following yesterday’s deal for Clea DuVall’s relationship comedy “The Intervention.”
The Andrew Neel-directed psychodrama introduces a 19-year-old college student who joins the same fraternity that his older brother has pledged, only to realize that the nights of debauchery, the lack of responsibility and the culpability might be too much for him to handle.
“King Kelly” director Neel also wrote the screenplay, along with Mike Roberts and David Gordon Green. The college drama stars Ben Schnetzer in the leading role. Virginia Gardner, Danny Flaherty, Austin Lyon and Nick Jonas co-star.
Under the distribution deal, Paramount Home Video will give the college drama a day-and-date VOD release, while MTV will get the first TV window. A third party will handle theatrical distribution. The deal was first reported in The Hollywood Reporter.