Neon has made their second acquisition of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
They’ve landed the rights (partnered with AGBO) to Assassination Nation in a deal over $10 million.
The film is written and directed by Sam Levinson.
Per Shadow and Act’s respective interest, we’re noting that the film stars Atlanta R&B singer Abra, and features Colman Domingo, Anika Noni Rose and Kelvin Harrison, Jr. in supporting roles.
Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Bill Skarsgard, Bella Thorne and Joel McHale also star.
The description: High school senior Lily and her crew of besties live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies, and chats—just like the rest of us. So when a provocateur starts posting details from the private digital lives of everyone in their small town of Salem, the result is a Category 5 shitstorm. We’re talking browser histories, direct messages, illegal downloads, secret text chains, and way, way, way worse. People get angry. Like, “rampaging murder posse” angry. And Lily finds herself right in the middle.
This is Neon’s second buy from Sundance, the first being police brutality drama Monsters and Men (in which Harrison, a supporting cast member of Assasination Nation, has a lead role).