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2 items from 2013

Verve takes Benny & Jolene for UK

31 October 2013 7:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Verve Pictures has acquired UK rights to Jamie Adams’ feature debut, starring Submarine’s Craig Roberts and Fresh Meat’s Charlotte Ritchie.

Benny & Jolene will receive its UK premiere at the Loco London Comedy Film Festival in January 2014 and will be released theatrically in the UK by Verve in the spring.

The film centres on an up-and-coming folk duo, with 19-year-old Jolene having trouble convincing writing partner Benny to go more commercial.

The cast also includes Rosamund Hanson, Tom Rosenthal, Dolly Walls, Ian Smith, Nick Mohammed, Laura Patch and Keiron Self.

Adams directs from his own script and also serves as producer alongside executive producer Jon Rennie.

Verve is set to release Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 across the UK this weekend. »

- (Michael Rosser)

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First Trailer for Jolene: The Indie Folk Star with Craig Roberts and Charlotte Ritchie

10 May 2013 1:57 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having made a real name for himself in his feature debut, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, Craig Roberts continues to impress with a slew of promising projects on his upcoming slate, including Dan BeersPremature with Alan Tudyk and Nicholas Stoller’s Townies with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Rose Byrne. But before all that, we can look forward to seeing him star alongside the brilliant Charlotte Ritchie in Jamie Adams’ feature debut, Jolene: The Indie Folk Star.

Adams’ movie is eyeing a debut at Raindance this autumn, and is then set to tour the film at a handful of universities around the country in successive weeks, ahead of a DVD/VOD release around Christmas 2013. And with Jolene now approaching the end of post-production, we’ve got the brilliant first trailer to share.

Summer 2012, England and Wales.

Jolene (19), an indie folk star, is having trouble convincing her writing partner Benny (20) to become more commercial. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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