Magazine article Screen International

North American Briefs: Cold Iron Pictures Acquires 'The Assistants'

Magazine article Screen International

North American Briefs: Cold Iron Pictures Acquires 'The Assistants'

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Hot on the heels of the US release of Sundance best dramatic director winner Swiss Army Man, Cold Iron Pictures CEO Miranda Bailey has acquired rights to The Assistants and set author Camille Perri to adapt the screenplay.

The Assistants tells of New Yorker Tina Fontana, assistant to a media mogul, who turns into a latter-day Robin Hood when a technical glitch enables her to pay offher student loan and extend the service to others.

Bailey (pictured) expects to start casting towards the end of summer. ICM Partners negotiated the rights deal for Bailey with Paradigm on behalf of Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency.

Cold Iron Pictures' recent credits include Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Sundance best director winner Swiss Army Man, which A24 recently released in North America, as well as Mike Birbiglia's comedy upcoming Don't Think Twice, set to open on July 22 through The Film Arcade. …

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