Cinedigm Takes ‘Nation Gold’ for North America – Latest Hollywood News

Cinedigm has snapped up North American rights to Nation Gold, a surrealist nation music movie from director Mickey Reece (Alien, Local weather of the Hunter).

Reece co-wrote Nation Gold with John Selvidge and performs the lead, the up-and-coming nation music star Troyal Brux. The offbeat comedy follows a fateful night in 1994 when Troyal meets up with nation legend George Jones (Ben Corridor). Collectively, they embark on a wild night time in Nashville, the eve earlier than George plans to cryogenically freeze himself.

Reece describes the movie as a surreal satire on American superstar tradition. “I needed to discover a seminal second in American music historical past,” mentioned Reece. “To not belabor the info, however to fairly play with some icons of this specific period and let their vibes take the viewers to stunning locations.”

Nation Gold is Reece’s follow-up to 2017’s Alien, a reimagining of the early years of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s marriage, starring Jacob Ryan Snovel as Elvis and Cate Jones as Priscilla Presley.

Nation Gold did the pageant tour final 12 months, screening on the Improbable Fest and the Glasgow Movie Competition.

Cinedigm is planning a restricted theatrical launch for Nation Gold earlier than placing it out on its indie movie streaming platform Fandor.

“If it wasn’t apparent by now, the Fandor crew loves distinctive, left-field comedies like Nation Gold,” mentioned Aaron Hillis, director of programming for Cinedigm. “I could also be extra of a rock-and-roll man however having adopted Mickey Reece’s undeniably ingenious profession for a couple of years, I’ll go full honkytonk for no matter he cooks up.”

Kassie Gann produced Nation Gold in affiliation with govt producers Peter Kuplowsky, a programmer for the Toronto Movie Competition’s Midnight Insanity part, and Zac Locke for The Straits. Locke negotiated the deal for the movie with Cinedigm’s director of acquisitions Brandon Hill.

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