US rights for Jasper Jones secured

Jasper Jones is officially going to the US.

Film Movement has secured all U.S. rights to Jasper Jones, an Australian drama from director Rachel Perkins. Adapted from Craig Silvey’s novel, the film will be released this winter. 

Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie, Matt Nable and Aaron McGrath co-star in the pic that follows Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 who lives in a small town in Western Australia. One night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is awoken by local part-Aboriginal outcast Jasper Jones, who leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. 

Vincent Sheehan of Porchlight Films produced with Bunya Productions’ David Jowsey.

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