Magazine article Screen International

Cinedigm Acquires Two Films Produced by James Franco

Magazine article Screen International

Cinedigm Acquires Two Films Produced by James Franco

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Cinedigm Corp. has acquired all North American rights to The Heyday Of The Insensitive Bastards and Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman Of La Mancha, produced by James Franco, Jennifer Howell and Vince Jolivette's Elysium Bandini Studios.

The Heyday Of The Insensitive Bastards was produced in conjunction with UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television and stars Franco, Tyler Labine, Kate Mara, Jim Parrack, Natalie Portman, Rico Rodriguez, Abigail Spencer, Amber Tamblyn, Thomas Mann and Kristen Wiig.

The film has a unique structure comprised of a series of vignettes that run the whole gamut of emotions as the film delves into universal themes of memory, longing and loss.

Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman Of La Mancha was produced in conjunction with USC's School of Cinematic Arts and was written and directed by students in Franco's USC graduate filmmaking class.

The film is based on Cervantes's epic novel and chronicles the journey of Don Quixote and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, as they go on adventures and attempt to right the wrongs of the world.

Horatio Sanz stars as Sancho Panza, along with Carmen Argenziano as the titular Spanish knight. Franco also stars with Luis Guzman, Vera Cherny and Reinaldo Zavarce. …

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