TRIBECA FILM ACQUIRES U.S. RIGHTS TO NEIL LABUTE’S SOME VELVET MORNING
STARRING ALICE EVE AND ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE® STANLEY TUCCI
Winter 2013 day and date release set for provocative, poignant drama
“Superb performances by Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve” – The Hollywood Reporter, Frank Scheck
“Wildly and unorthodoxly successful” – Film.com, Jordan Hoffman
New York, NY – October 2, 2013 – Tribeca Film today announced it has acquired all U.S. rights to Neil LaBute’s enigmatic relationship drama Some Velvet Morning starring Academy Award® nominee Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve. The film, written and directed by LaBute and produced by Tim Harms, Daryl Freimark, Michael Corrente, Trent Othick, and David Zander, had its World Premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and will be released theatrically and via on-demand platforms this winter.
Some Velvet Morning introduces us to Fred (Stanley Tucci) who arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession — and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute(In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors), Some Velvet Morning is an astutely written portrait of a very modern romance. Tucci and Eve’s nuanced and complex performances, paired with LaBute’s wordplay, create an intriguing drama. The stunning finale “doubles-down, then kicks you in the stomach as you lay on the carpet” (Film.com) and is “full of intelligent and witty twists and turns” (ScreenDaily).
“LaBute has a brilliant and unorthodox approach to filmmaking that captivates audiences, incites reactions and sparks dialogue,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “Some Velvet Morning is a thought-provoking and emotional ride that culminates in a gray, open-ended space, but its complexities do not overwhelm Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve’s electrifying performances, or LaBute’s acute sense of storytelling.”
“I feel so lucky to have Some Velvet Morning in the hands of Tribeca Film,” said Neil LaBute. “Geoff Gilmore and his team have been a great believer in my work and it's a real blessing to have this film given the care it deserves in the marketplace by such a fine company like Tribeca. I hope this is the beginning of a long association.”
The film will be released beginning December 10, 2013 on cable/telco and satellite video-on-demand platforms, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, Playstation, and Google Play, followed by a theatrical release beginning on December 13, 2013.
The deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Nick Savva, Director of Acquisitions, and Josh Braun and David Koh of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers. International Film Trust (IFT) is handling international rights to the film.
About Tribeca Film
Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and releasing independent films across multiple platforms, including theatrical, video-on-demand, digital, home video and television. It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see. Current and upcoming Tribeca Film releases include the Sam Rockwell starrer A Single Shot; the 2013 SXSW Audience Award Zero Charisma, and the award-winning The Broken Circle Breakdown.
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