Magazine article Screen International

Picturehouse, A24 Team for UK Release of 'Swiss Army Man'

Magazine article Screen International

Picturehouse, A24 Team for UK Release of 'Swiss Army Man'

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UK distributor Picturehouse Entertainment and New York outfit A24 are teaming on the UK release of Sundance winner Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano.

The release date has been set for September 30 - the film's first international opening - but further details of the collaboration are being kept under wraps for now.

A24 initially picked up North American rights in Sundance and in April announced that it would be releasing the film worldwide, teaming up with distributors and platforms to market and release the film in individual markets.

The adventure comedy follows castaway Hank (Dano) who encounters a corpse named Manny (Radcliffe) when it washes up on shore. The pair become friends, embarking on a journey to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Directed and written by duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the film premiered at Sundance in January this year, winning a Directing Award.

The film was released in the US on July 1 (following a short limited run), grossing a healthy $4m, putting it amongst the best-performing US indies of the year. …

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