Miramax In Pole Position with <I>Blue Car</I>14 Jan, 2002 By: Hive News
Miramax Films has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Blue Car, the feature film debut of writer-director Karen Moncrieff, said Agnes Mentre, EVP of acquisitions and coproduction, and Mark Gill, president of Miramax LA.
The film starring David Strathairn, Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Frances Fisher, A.J. Buckley and Regan Arnold was produced by Peer Oppenheimer (Becoming Collette, Key Exchange), along with Amy Sommer and David Waters. Matt Brodlie, SVP of acquisitions, and Michelle Krumm, VP of acquisitions brought the project to Miramax.
Blue Car tells the story of an 18-year-old girl abandoned by her father and neglected by her overworked mother, who turns to her English teacher for solace and inspiration. The teacher draws out the girl's gift for poetry and in the process unleashes a torrent of emotions. What starts out as a mentoring relationship becomes increasingly complex as the tension in her family escalates.
"Karen Moncrieff has created an extraordinary, moving film of deceptive simplicity, insight and ultimately humanity -- with a brilliant performance from newcomer Agnes Bruckner, who is unforgettable in the lead role," said Brodlie.
Gill and Stuart Ford, SVP of acquisitions and international operations, negotiated on behalf of Miramax. Oppenheimer was represented by Howard Cohen of UTA.