Magazine article Screen International

Lightning Entertainment AFM-Bound with 'Huntsville', 'Becks' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Lightning Entertainment AFM-Bound with 'Huntsville', 'Becks' (Exclusive)

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Andrew Brown joins Santa Monica-based company as head of sales.

Lightning Entertainment has acquired international rights to the thriller Huntsville starring Dylan McDermott and Sophie Turner and musical drama Becks.

New head of sales Andrew Brown (pictured at left), who will work alongside head of acquisitions Bobby Rock (pictured at right), is gearing up to present the slate in Santa Monica next week.

Eric England directed Huntsville from a Black List screenplay by Anthony Rangone II about a troubled loner who befriends a high school student in a scandalous friendship that reveals a hidden darkness. Jack Kilmer also stars.

John Wunder and Luisa Iskin of Coalition Group produced alongside Waterstone Entertainment’s Jeff Kalligheri and Traveling Picture Show Co.’s Kevin Matusow. A US deal is understood to be imminent.

“We are so proud of the job Eric and our team did bringing Anthony’s phenomenal script to life,” Iskin and Wunder said. “The wonderfully engaging performances from Sophie and Dylan provide for a truly unexpected story.”

Rock added “Sophie reminds me of a young Kathleen Turner in Body Heat. …

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