Sort of on the fringe of the genre, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired Revenge for Jolly! from Atlas Independent for distribution in the U.S. and Canada, reports Variety out of Cannes.
Directed by Chadd Harbold and written by Brian Petsos, “The film follows a man who seeks to avenge the death of his beloved dog, who was killed under confusing and suspicious circumstances.” The pic stars Petsos and Oscar Isaac, with cameos by Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig.
The dark comedy, which examines the moral ambiguity of revenge, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was negotiated by Sony with UTA Independent Film Group.
Atlas Independent’s William Green and Aaron Ginsburg produced alongside Brian Petsos and his company, A Saboteur. Atlas’ Alan Glazer exec produced the project along with Chris Wilmot, Michael Wunderman, Peter Fruchtman and Dan Berk.