NEW YORK, N.Y.
Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today the acquisition of all North American rights to the road trip comedy The Nan Movie.
An origin story that mixes Nan’s past with her present, the film stars Catherine Tate (The Office, Doctor Who) playing the young and old versions of the character alongside Mathew Horne, Katherine Parkinson, Parker Sawyers, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Jack Doolan and Niky Wardley. Written by Tate and Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso) and produced by Damian Jones, the film is executive produced by Kieran Corrigan, Catherine Tate, Jim Reeve, Robert Halmi, Josie Rourke, Fay Davies, Norman Merry and Peter Hampden. Screen Media is planning a day-and-date theatrical, and on-demand release this July.
Catherine Tate’s iconic character Joannie Taylor AKA Nan hits the big screen as she goes on a wild road trip from London to Ireland with her long-suffering grandson Jamie to make amends with her estranged and dying sister Nell. Through a series of flashbacks, we see the young sisters fall in love with the same handsome GI during World War 2 and how the consequences of this love triangle shaped Nan into the cantankerous old b*****d she is today. Militant vegan arsonists, Australian rugby teams, all-night raves, and crazed cops on motorbikes all make for a proper day out. Hilarious, action-packed, and surprisingly moving, this film is a love letter to outrageous, outspoken old ladies everywhere.
Writer and actor Catherine Tate has worked extensively on stage and screen. Her multi-award-winning BBC series The Catherine Tate Show ran for three seasons and spawned several spin-offs based on her Nan character. She is also well known for playing Donna Noble opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who and appealing in the U.S version of The Office as Nellie Bertram. She can currently be seen in her new series, Hard Cell on Netflix and will return to screens as Donna Noble next year in Doctor Who to coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary.
“I am delighted that Nan will be making her way across the pond and launching herself onto unsuspecting audiences with her first road movie,” said Catherine Tate in a statement. “Buckle up kids, it’s going to be a heck of a ride.”
“Nan is such a beloved character as played by the charismatic and hilarious Catherine Tate,” said Screen Media in a statement. “Screen Media can’t wait to introduce even wider audiences to this special brand of comedy by releasing The Nan Moviestateside.”
“Hello Sweethearts, full disclosure, anyone who is easily offended should f**k off now!” said Nan herself.
Screen Media recently acquired Renny Harlin’s action filmThe Bricklayerstarring Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev from Millennium Films, as well as Code Name Banshee starring Antonio Banderas, Jaime King and Tommy Flanagan andThe Locksmith starring Ryan Phillippe, Kate Bosworth, and Ving Rhames. Additional recent acquisitions include worldwide rights to the Bella Thorne-led thriller Saint Clare,The Good Neighbor starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the thriller The ImmaculateRoom starring Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth, and Kevin Lewis’ follow up to Willy’s Wonderland, The Accursed starring Mena Suvari. Recent film releases include the psychological horror film Monstrous starring Christina Ricci, the psychological thriller Cordelia starring Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Johnny Flynn and Gigi Gaston’s 9 Bullets starring Lena Headey and Sam Worthington.
ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES LLC
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, is a leading independent distributor of feature films, television series and documentaries in North America and supplies high-quality content to the global market through its foreign sales division. The company is the main supplier of content to the Crackle Plus streaming services, as well as to third-party streaming platforms. With its recent acquisitions of 1091 Pictures and the Sonar Entertainment library assets, Screen Media continues to expand its library of nearly 7,000 television series and motion pictures. Screen Media’s diverse slate of titles includes critically acclaimed and audience favorites: The Outpost starring Scott Eastwood, Willy’s Wonderland starring Academy Award® Winner Nicolas Cage, groundbreaking documentaries such as The Phenomenon and Grammy-Award Winner Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, and indie film hits including Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. For more information, visit: www.screenmedia.net
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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