Sean Baker’s 'Florida Project', Cannes competition title 'Loveless' get UK deals

Altitude inks deals with Protagonist and Wild Bunch; Sony Classics to release Loveless in North America and Latin America.

Altitude has picked up UK rights from Protagonist Pictures to Sean Baker’s coming of age drama The Florida Project, which receives its world premiere in Cannes 2017 Directors’ Fortnight.

The film is co-written with frequent collaborator Chris Bergoch (Tangerine).

The film stars Willem Dafoe, Caleb Landry Jones and newcomers Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite in the story about a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure, while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

The film is produced by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri and Shih Ching Tsou.

The deal was struck between Will Clarke for Altitude and Vanessa Saal from Protagonist Pictures. Altitude plans to release in early 2018.

Altitude Distribution has also acquired

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