Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today the acquisition of all North American rights to the psychological thriller Cordelia from Great Point Media, who have world distribution rights outside the UK. Directed and written by Adrian Shergold (Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman) with co-writer and star Antonia Campbell-Hughes (It Is In Us All, 3096 Tage), Cordelia also stars Johnny Flynn (Emma, Beast), Joel Fry (Yesterday, “Game of Thrones”), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter Franchise) and Catherine McCormack (Braveheart, 28 Weeks Later). The film is produced by Kevin Proctor of StudioPOW and executive produced by Andrew Boswell, Sally Hawkins, Georgina Lowe, Tania Reddin, Perry Trevers and Charlie Wood. Released earlier in the UK, the film received critical acclaim for its complicated, trauma-afflicted characters and reality-bending plot. Screen Media is planning a day-and-date release in May.
“Cordelia feels betrayed,” said Director and Writer Adrian Shergold. “She’s a survivor… but that brings guilt… reality begins to blur…. What is real and what is not? Paranoia sets in, but because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean you’re wrong.”
Cordelia (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young woman living in London with her twin sister, meets her mysteriously alluring neighbor Frank (Johnny Flynn) for the first time but quickly becomes suspicious of his true motives. With her sister out of town for the weekend, the anxious Cordelia is all alone and consumed by her many fears. She begins to unravel and sink back into past traumas the more Frank tries to charm his way into her life.
“Reminiscent of great classic 1960s British psychological Horror with a modern female hand, Cordelia’s London is preserved, sumptuous and rich,” said Antonia Campbell-Hughes. “It’s a joy to share this rare gem that we manifested to an international audience of Cinema lovers.”
“CORDELIA is the kind of thriller that instantly intrigues thanks to a well-crafted atmosphere of paranoia and stunning lead performances by Antonia Campbell Hughes and Johnny Flynn,” said Screen Media in a statement. “We know this one will grip audiences and won’t let go until the credits roll.”
Screen Media recently acquired the psychological thriller The Good Neighbor starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the psychological horror film Monstrous starring Christina Ricci, the thriller The Immaculate Room starring Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth, Kevin Lewis’ follow up to Willy’s Wonderland, The Accursed starring Mena Suvari, Gigi Gaston’s 9 Bullets starring Lena Headey and Sam Worthington, and Philip Noyce’s Fast Charlie starring Pierce Brosnan. Screen Media released Gold starring Zac Efron this month. Other recent releases include Manny Perez’s La Soga Salvation acquired out of the Toronto International Film Festival, Casey Tebo’s Black Friday starring Devon Sawa and Bruce Campbell, James Nunne’s One Shot starring Scott Adkins and Ryan Phillippe, and Brent Wilson’s documentary Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road.
Photo credit: Kerry Brown
About Screen Media Ventures, LLC
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. Screen Media also recently acquired 1091 Pictures. For more information, visit: www.screenmedia.net.
About Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
About Great Point Media
Founded in 2013 by Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve, Great Point Media specializes in the development, investment, distribution and sales of intellectual property in entertainment media. To date, the company has backed over 200 projects and invested in excess of $650 million in film and television productions. Television credits include Steve McQueen’s BAFTA-winning SMALL AXE series, LINE OF DUTY, THE PACT, MANHUNT, and CREEPSHOW, amongst many others. Film credits include THE MAURITANIAN, GREENLAND, ZAPPA, THE PARTY, LADY MACBETH and THE LAST TREE.