Parkland acquires UK thriller Keeping Rosy for International Sales
August 20, 2014
We're proud to tell you that we have acquired world rights for Steve Reeves’s thriller Keeping Rosy, which opened theatrically in the UK at the end of June.
Maxine Peake (Run&Jump; BBC's Silk, The Hollow Crown, and Little Dorrit) stars as Charlotte, a career-driven woman who is passed over for a long-expected promotion. Her frustration boils over with dire consequences when she returns home. We follow her on a heart-racing journey of self-discovery, danger and atonement.
Keeping Rosy, which opens its festival circuit at Dinard in October, also stars The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison, and was produced by Richard Holmes (Eden Lake, Waking Ned), making this his third collaboration with French producer Isabelle Georgeaux after Jadoo and Resistance.
It marks Steve Reeves' first feature film, accompanied by Academy Awards Nominated DoP Roger Pratt (Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire; Chocolat) and Academy Awards Winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love; Billy Elliot).
The film got rave reviews in the UK in June, celebrating Maxine Peake's 'Outstanding' performance (Guardian), a 'smart' script (Total Film) and generally a 'beautifully crafted suspenseful film' (Daily Mirror).
The deal was negotiated by John Cairns and Pierre-Louis Manes-Murphy for Parkland Pictures and by Richard Holmes on behalf of Big Rich Films.
Parkland Pictures will introduce Keeping Rosy to international buyers at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.