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Focus World Buys Sundance Suspense Yarn 'Cop Car'

28 January 2015 7:10 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Focus Features boutique arm Focus World has acquired Us and UK rights to director Jon Watts' Sundance premiere "Cop Car," starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham and Camryn Manheim. Produced by Cody Ryder, Alicia Van Couvering, Sam Bisbee, Andrew Kortschak and Jon Watts, this cat-and-mouse turns on a "a harrowing crash course full of mayhem as a pair of 10-year-old boys attempt to navigate the back roads behind the wheel of a seemingly abandoned police car that they have no clue how to operate," per the official synopsis. Things go from bad to worse when a small-town sheriff sets his sights on getting the car back—at any cost. Reviews have been solid. The Guardian praises Kevin Bacon's performance especially: "Bacon, sporting a creepy moustache, is great, and both boys give strong, naturalistic performances." Focus World is planning a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release of »

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Sundance: Focus World Picks Up Kevin Bacon’s ‘Cop Car’

28 January 2015 3:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus World has acquired U.S. and U.K. rights to “Cop Car,” following its Sundance premiere in the midnight section.

The film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham and Camryn Manheim.

Cop Car” centers on a pair of 10-year-old boys attempting to navigate the back roads behind the wheel of a seemingly abandoned police car that they have no clue how to operate. The script is by Watts and Christopher D. Ford.

Producers are Cody Ryder, Alicia Van Couvering, Sam Bisbee, Andrew Kortschak and Watts. Focus World is planning a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release of the film.

The deal was negotiated by Beth Lemberger and Anjay Nagpal of Focus with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

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- Dave McNary

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Sundance: Kevin Bacon’s ‘Cop Car’ Arrested by Focus World

28 January 2015 1:53 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Focus Features’ alternative distribution initiative Focus World has acquired U.S. and U.K. rights to Jon Watts’ thriller “Cop Car,” which stars Kevin Bacon as a corrupt sheriff whose vehicle is stolen by two 10-year-old boys.

Focus World is planning a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release of the film but has not yet set a date. In the UK, the film will be distributed via Uphe Content Group.

James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford play the young protagonists behind the wheel, and the film co-stars Shea Whigham and Camryn Manheim.

Also Read: Kevin Bacon Makes Epic ‘Footloose’ Entrance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon »

- Jeff Sneider

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