Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Goldie, Sam de Jong’s coming-of-age story that premiered in Generation 14 Plus in Berlin and is being sold in Cannes by Dubai-based Cercamon.
‘Instagirl’ supermodel Slick Woods makes her acting debut as the titular character in the Bronx-set tale about a streetwise teen who discovers her true strength when her dream of becoming a dancer collides with harsh reality.
The drama, Dutch filmmaker de Jong’s follow-up to his 2015 feature debut Prince, screened at Tribeca Film Festival last month and hails from Twentieth Century Fox and Vice Films. AgX’s Ben Howe and Luca Borghese produced.
Film Movement plans a late 2019 theatrical release for Goldie, followed by digital and home entertainment roll-out. George Sample III and rapper A$AP Ferg round out the key cast.
“We always search for hidden gems and diamonds in the rough, but we’re thrilled to have uncovered Goldie, a true treasure,” said Film Movement president Michael Rosenberg. “We fell in love with Slick Woods’ incredible film debut performance. Sam de Jong is one of today’s directors to watch, and he’s made a gritty New York tale, filled with over-the-top attitude and optimism in equal measure.”
“Goldie’s journey started at Berlinale where we had a tremendous response, followed by an electrifying North American premiere here in Tribeca,” added Cercamon’s Sébastien Chesneau. “We’re glad to have Film Movement on board and look forward to the release.”
“I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Film Movement,” said de Jong. “Being part of their impressive slate and bringing the movie to North American audiences is the best that could have happened! I’m very grateful.”
Film Movement recently acquired Ash Mayfair’s period drama The Third Wife, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival; Marie Losier’s documentary Cassandro, The Exotico!; LGBT drama Rafiki, from Wanuri Kahiu; Marine Francen’s period drama The Sower; and Wolfgang Fischer’s sailing drama Styx, winner of four German Film Awards.