Weinstein Company Acquires ‘Submarine’ at TIFF

The deals are happening fast and furious at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The Weinstein Company has announced that they have acquired the distribution rights to British comedy Submarine.

Ben Stiller serves as one of the film’s executive producers. The film stars Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz) and Noah Taylor (Red, White and Blue.)

The synopsis is as follows:

“Submarine is a a comedy which follows a 15-year-old boy with two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher.”

It is an adaptation of  a novel by Joe Dunthorne, and was directed by Richard Ayoade. Bidding took place last night, and Weinstein ultimately acquired the movie for around $1 million dollars, with a promise for hefty publicity and advertising.

Our colleagues who have seen the film are very enthusiastic about it.

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