Roadside Attractions and Vertical have acquired North American rights to Sophie Barthes’ 2023 Sundance Alfred P. Sloan feature prize-winner The Pod Generation.
The distribution partners plan a summer exclusive theatrical release on for the film, which is set in a near future where A.I. is all the rage as a New York couple participate in an initiative involving mobile, artificial wombs.
Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Vinette Robinson, and Jean-Marc Barr star in Barthes’ third film after Cold Souls and Madame Bovary.
Genevieve Lemal, Yann Zenou, Nadia Kamlichi, and Martin Metz served as producers, while the executive producers are Clarke, Barthes, David Bensadoun, Paul Nelson, Adrian Politowski, Nessa McGill, Sierra Garcia, Nathanael Karmitz, and Beniamin Mincu.
Vertical partner Peter Jarowey and SVP of acquisitions Tony Piantedosi and Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff and VP of acquisitions Angel An negotiated the deal with CAA Media Finance and MK2 Films, which handles international sales.
This marks the sixth collaboration between Roadside and Vertical after Emily The Criminal, Benediction, The Forgiven, The Desperate Hour, and Alice.
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