Friday, March 1, 2024

‘The Prank’ Launch Date Set As Iconic Occasions Acquires Rita Moreno Pic – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Iconic Occasions has taken home rights to The Prank, a darkish comedy starring EGOT winner Rita Moreno (West Aspect Story), Connor Kalopsis (Outmatched) and Ramona Younger (By no means Have I Ever), from XRM Media and Sneak Preview Leisure. 

Directed by Maureen Bharoocha (Pitch Good: Bumper in Berlin), the SXSW 2022 crowd pleaser will hit roughly 200 screens on March 15. Myriad Photos is promoting worldwide rights at EFM.

The movie scripted by Rebecca Flinn-White (Interval’s Massive Journey) and Zak White (Creepshow) follows Ben (Kalopsis), who’s your typical high-school overachiever. He’s organized, cautious, goal-oriented and intensely devoted to high school. His finest pal, Tanner (Younger), couldn’t be extra reverse. She is a lackadaisical, messy, slacker, who lives within the second. They aren’t well-liked, however they don’t appear to care that a lot as a result of they’ve one another.

Ben has a stern, imply and merciless physics instructor, Mrs. Wheeler (Moreno). She has been instructing on the college for many years and has a popularity for being the toughest, coldest, strictest college member. She fails Ben’s whole class except a scholar who cheated comes ahead. However when nobody does, Tanner and Ben hatch a plan to destroy her life and body her for homicide on social media.

Solid additionally contains Keith David (Nope), Kate Flannery (The Workplace), Meredith Salenger (Will & Grace), Jonathan Kimmel (Trophy Spouse), Nathan Janak (Drama Membership), Betsy Sodaro (Ghosts), Talia Jackson (Household Reunion), Romel De Silva (Ghostwriter) and Ahmed Bharoocha (Golden Arm). A Sneak Preview Leisure manufacturing in affiliation with Inphenate, the movie is produced by Steven J. Wolfe. XRM Media financed, with co-founder Michael Y. Chow and Inphenate’s Glenn Rigberg serving as govt producers.

Mentioned Bharoocha: “I’m excited to deliver The Prank to the large display screen so audiences can watch the legendary Rita Moreno in a approach they’ve by no means seen her earlier than. Lately, not many films get an opportunity to play in theaters, so that is really an honor. I invite folks to come back out and share this expertise – The Prank has laughs, thrills, twists, and all of your favourite comedy stars. Assist your native cinema!”

Added Wolfe of Sneak Preview Leisure: “From their first viewing ultimately 12 months’s packed Santa Barbara Movie Competition screening, the Iconic workforce confirmed unparalleled enthusiasm for the movie. It’s thrilling to work with such a gifted group of executives so dedicated to creating various methods to efficiently maneuver by means of at the moment’s advanced theatrical market.”

Nick Royak brokered the deal on behalf of Iconic Occasions, with UTA Impartial Movie Group repping the filmmakers.

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