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Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. rights to romancer “Summer in February,” starring Dominic Cooper, Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”) and Emily Browning.

Producers are Jeremy Cowdrey, Janette Day, Pippa Cross and Stevens. “Summer in February” is presented by CrossDay and Apart Films in association with Marwood Pictures and Speranza13 Media.

Christopher Menaul directed from a screenplay written by Jonathan Smith, based on his novel of the same name and set in pre-World War II England.

Cooper portrays painter Sir Alfred Munnings and his blue-blood best friend (Stevens). Both fall for the same  aristocratic woman (Browning) with tragic consequences.

The film will be released beginning Jan. 7 on video-on-demand and digital platforms followed by a theatrical release beginning on Jan. 17. The film was released in the U.K. by Metrodome Distribution earlier this year.

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