Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid, Bureau Sales Pact for Andrew Haigh's 'Lean on Pete'

Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid, Bureau Sales Pact for Andrew Haigh's 'Lean on Pete'

Article excerpt

Paris-based The Bureau Sales and Celluloid Dreams have partnered to secure international distribution rights to Andrew Haigh's next film Lean on Pete, an adaptation of Willy Vlautin's acclaimed novel of the same title.

The film unites Haigh with his habitual producer Tristan Goligher. The BFI and Film4, are backing the project, with the latter having supported development too.

The Bureau Sales and Celluloid Dreams are launching sales on the film at the EFM.

Vlautin's novel revolves around Charley - a 15-year-boy from a chaotic background who sets offon a perilous journey in search of his long lost aunt and a possible home.

His quest takes him from the horseracing track at Portland Meadows, through the sage-bush of the Oregon desert to the streets of Denver. …

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