Bleecker Street announced it has partnered with LD Entertainment for U.S. distribution rights to Max Minghella's directorial debut, for a 2019 release.
The film follows Violet (Elle Fanning), a shy teenager living in a small European town who dreams of pop stardom as an escape from her dismal surroundings and shattered family life. With the help of an unlikely mentor, Violet enters an international singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.
The film also stars Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric, and Agnieszka Grochowska.
Written and Directed by Minghella, TEEN SPIRIT was produced by Fred Berger (LA LA LAND) and executive produced by Jamie Bell (BILLY ELLIOT).
Interscope Records, which handled the chart-topping soundtrack on LA LA LAND, co-produced with Automatik and Blank Tape, and will release the official soundtrack featuring contemporary pop anthems.
Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street, said, "We are excited to be working with Mickey and Pete from LD to bring this electric and inspiring story to audiences in Spring 2019. Max is an incredible talent and we know Elle's performance will thrill film and music fans alike.""
Mickey Liddell, Founder and CEO of LD Entertainment, said, "This is the perfect film to reunite us with our friends at Bleecker Street. Max's directorial debut is nothing short of amazing… He is a true visionary. Audiences are going to come back to see Elle Fanning's magnetic performance again and again."
The film's US deal was co-repped by CAA and Mister Smith Entertainment and the film is being sold internationally and co-financed by Mister Smith Entertainment.