Magazine article Screen International

Neon, Vice Pre-Buy Harmony Korine's 'Beach Bum'

Magazine article Screen International

Neon, Vice Pre-Buy Harmony Korine's 'Beach Bum'

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Neon and Vice have pre-bought US rights to Harmony Korine's The Beach Bum to star Matthew McConaughey.

Production is scheduled to begin in autumn on Korine's follow-up to Spring Breakers in time for a 2018 theatrical release.

Rocket Science handles international sales and introduced the project at the EFM in Berlin.

The Beach Bum is an irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives large.

Korine will direct from his screenplay. LeGrisbi Productions' John Lesher, Anonymous Content's Steve Golin, Iconoclast's Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce.

Neon's Tom Quinn and Tim League serve as executive producers with Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti, and Danny Gabai for Vice.

"We've been huge fans of the singularly talented Harmony Korine for a very long time now," Neon said. …

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