EXCLUSIVE: UTA Independent Film Group and CAA Media Finance are co-repping North American rights and Protagonist Pictures has come on board to handle international rights to Summer Camp. The film stars Diane Keaton (First Wives Club, Annie Hall) and Kathy Bates (Titanic, Misery) along with Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, The Book of Clarence). Rounding out the ensemble is Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek, American Pie), Dennis Haysbert (Far from Heaven, 24), Nicole Richie (Great News) and Josh Peck (Oppenheimer).
The film is currently in post-production and exclusive footage will be available to screen at AFM.
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Written and directed by Castille Landon (After franchise), Summer Camp tells the story of Nora, Ginny and Mary, who have been best friends since childhood, spending their summers together at sleepaway camp. Fifty years later, a reunion at Camp Pinnacle means they’ll be back together just like old times. Their lives might not be where they’d imagine, but this reunion reignites a spark in the trio’s lives and their lifelong friendship.
Summer Camp is a Saks Picture Company production, in association with and financed by Grant S. Johnson’s Project Infinity. The film is produced by Alex Saks (No Hard Feelings, Book Club), Dori A. Rath (Pig), Keaton, Stephanie Heaton-Harris (Mack & Rita) and Tyler W. Konney (May December). Johnson (May December) is executive producing. Mariela Villa and Elayne Schmidt serve as co-producers.
“We’re thrilled to screen exclusive footage and introduce buyers to this remarkable film, led by such a talented ensemble of incredible and iconic actors,” said Dave Bishop, CEO of Protagonist Pictures. “Castille Landon has created a delightfully hilarious and heart-warming story that will truly resonate with audiences.”
“It was a real treat being able to see these screen legends collaborate and have a great time while filming Summer Camp, and the chemistry between the three leading ladies is so fun,” added Castille. “This film is colorful and glossy, with scope and heart in equal parts. I’m very proud of the work we’ve been able to do, and I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Keaton is represented by WME and Pearlman & Tishbi. Bates is represented by CAA and Woodard is repped by CAA, Circle of Confusion and Gochman Law Group. Levy is represented by UTA and Jared Levine of Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Peck is repped by UTA. Haysbert is represented by A3 Artists Agency, GS Management and Jackoway Austen. Richie is repped by WME, Impression Entertainment and Yorn, Levine, Barnes. Landon is represented by Verve.
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