SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS ACQUIRED NORTH AMERICAN AND LATIN AMERICAN RIGHTS TO JACK C. NEWELL’S TEEN DRAMAnHOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
Los Angeles, CA (MAY 31, 2018) – Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that the company has acquired U.S. and Latin American rights to Jack C. Newell’s HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL. The film stars Mia Rose Frampton (BRIDESMAIDS), Pej Vahdat (Bones), Beth Lacke (Frequency), Stony Blyden (Hunter Street), Juliette Angelo (NCIS), Beau Brooks, Lauren Giraldo (FML), and all of the Cimorelli sisters. The film is slated for a day and date release on August 10.
Hope Gracin is known as "the girl dying of cancer" and has fully embraced this identity. Posting YouTube videos, having fun with friends, an Australian boyfriend, and being popular have been results of this identity... until her tests show that she is cured. Hope, unsure of what her new future holds, hides the truth. But as what happens with most secrets, the truth comes out. How will everyone react? With the help of her friends and loved ones, Hope faces her fear of living only to discover the beauty of living.
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL is one of the debut films for the burgeoning new production company Gylden Entertainment. The film was directed by Jack C. Newell and written by Stephnie Mickus. The film was produced by Andrew Eriksen Nold, Lauren Hannum, Jeff McHugh, Levi Smock, and Alex Levine; Executive produced by Eric D. Nold and Christina M. Nold.
The deal was negotiated by Miles Fineburg, Director of Acquisitions & Theatrical sales at Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Jack Campbell, President of Octane Entertainment, on behalf of the filmmakers.
ABOUT OCTANE ENTERTAINMENT
Octane Entertainment is a full-service sales and production company specializing in the licensing, marketing and the distribution of commercial feature films, television and multi-media content to the global market. Octane has acquired over a dozen titles in the first year of business, including suspense thriller HE’S OUT THERE starring Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”, THE PREDATOR, “Dexter”, “Chuck”), supernatural thriller DISCARNATE with Thomas Kretschmann (AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINDER SOLDIER), psychological horror film ST. AGATHA from Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II, III, IV), Joe Lynch’s action-packed thrill ride MAYHEM, starring Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”), and the post-apocalyptic action film SCORCHED EARTH with Gina Carano (DEADPOOL).
ABOUT GYLDEN ENTERTAINENT
Gylden Entertainment is a new independent, minority and women owned, production company that aims to position itself as the voice of the next generation, while bringing to life stories that are impactful to audiences across the world. Along with "Hope Springs Eternal", the young company is also releasing this year "The Remarkable Life of John Weld", and currently has 6 more films slated to be released in 2019 and 2020.
The company is dedicated to working with both world-renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award® nominated SUPER SIZE ME; Sundance winner GOOK written and directed by Justin Chon; the critically acclaimed feature debut by Francis Lee GOD’S OWN COUNTRY; SXSW winner MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND; the high-school drama BLAME directed, written, and starring Quinn Shephard; LGBTQ musical drama SATURDAY CHURCH; ALLURE starring Evan Rachel Wood; and Warwick Thornton’s Australian western SWEET COUNTRY starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, and Hamilton Morris; the Wim Wenders film, starring James McAvoy and Academy Award winner® Alicia Vikander, SUBMERGENCE. Upcoming films include; the family film ZOO; and NANCY, a thriller starring Andrea Riseborough; NIGHT COMES ON from first time director Jordana Spiro; the creature-feature COLD SKIN; and A BOY. A GIRL. A DREAM. starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good.