NEON Rated has acquired North American rights to “Raw” director Julia Ducournau‘s next feature film, “Titane.” This is NEON’s second French acquisition after nabbing up the Cannes-winning “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”
“Raw was one of the most earth-shattering debut films in recent memory and we’ve been waiting for Julia’s next film ever since,” NEON said in a statement. Ducournau’s film about a cannibalistic teenage girl was one of the most talked about indie horror gems when it premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. There, it won the FIPRESCI Prize and continued winning awards at festivals like Austin Fantastic Fest, Ghent International Film Festival, London Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival.
“Raw” is Ducournau’s sensually twisted coming-of-age drama that veers into potent feminism, sexual awakenings and troubled sisterhood. Garance Marillier stars as a strictly vegetarian teenage girl whose parents send her off to veterinary school where an appetite for academics gets traded in for insatiable hungers.
Plot details for “Titane” are yet to be announced, as well as any casting news. Ducournau is set to direct and write the film, her second theatrical feature project. “Titane” is being produced by Jean Christophe Reymond (Kazak Productions). The deal was negotiated by NEON Rated’s Jeff Deutchman with Eva Diederix from Wild Bunch International and CAA Media Finance.
NEON struck Oscar notice when “I, Tonya” was nominated for editing, with Allison Janney winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This year the studio is vying for more chances with Palme d’Or winner “Parasite,” South Korea’s Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film, Columbia’s submission “Monos,” and the potential race for France’s Cannes-winning “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”
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