The Exchange Nabs Sales Rights to Romance ‘The Islander’ Starring Harry Connick Jr.

The Exchange has picked up world sales rights to “The Islander,” starring Harry Connick Jr. Variety can share an exclusive first look of the romantic feature.

The Exchange will be introducing the title to buyers at AFM, which kicks off Oct. and runs through Nov. 5.

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Stelana Kliris wrote directed her original screenplay and produced under her Cyprus-based Meraki Films banner. “The Islander” is produced by Jupiter Peak Prods., Steven Shapiro and Keith Arnold, with the support from the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Culture, and the Cyprus Film Commission’s incentives program. It stars along with Connick Jr., Agni Scott, Ali Fumiko Whitney and Tony Demetriou. Film is in post-production.

The film features two original songs by Connick Jr.

”The Islander” is a romantic comedy about a down-on-his-luck rock star (Connick Jr.), who moves, sight unseen, to a remote cliffside house on an island, only to discover his new home has an unfortunate notoriety. Through a series of charming mishaps, it turns out maybe love can be found right where he left it.

Nat McCormick, the Exchange worldwide sales and distribution president, said, “We are delighted to bring this fun romantic comedy to AFM, perfect for date night, Valentine’s Day or just to watch among friends; Stelana did such an amazing job directing heartthrob Harry.”

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