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Focus Features Nabs Justin Chon’s Indie Drama ‘Blue Bayou’

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to “Blue Bayou,” the most recent movie from indie author and director Justin Chon, the distributor introduced Thursday.

The newest movie from the director of “Ms. Purple” and “Gook” was acquired out of the Cannes Virtual Market from MACRO and Entertainment One, who financed “Blue Bayou.” Focus will distribute the movie within the U.S., whereas Universal Pictures International will launch it overseas.

Chon additionally co-stars in “Blue Bayou,” which he wrote and directed, together with Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, Linh Dan Pham and Emory Cohen.

“Blue Bayou” tells the heartbreaking story of Antonio LeBlanc, a Korean adoptee raised within the United States who’s pressured to confront his distant previous and what it means for his personal future and his household’s when he unexpectedly faces deportation.

“Blue Bayou” is produced by Chon, Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks. Clara Wu, eOne’s Nick Meyer, Zev Foreman and Eddie Rubin are govt producers. Greta Fuentes of MACRO and Yira Vilaro are additionally co-producers.

“Justin’s ability to open our eyes to new perspectives by celebrating our shared humanity is more vital now than ever before. We’re so proud to help bring his voice to the world and to reunite with Alicia along with the brilliant teams at eOne and MACRO,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski stated in an announcement.

Sierra/Affinity, the wholly owned subsidiary of eOne, represented the worldwide gross sales of the movie, with UTA and WME facilitating the home sale.

Chon obtained his begin in appearing and was well-known for the “Twilight” collection of movies in addition to exhibits like “Deception” and “Dr. Ken.” But he moved into filmmaking along with his debut movie “Man Up” in 2015. He most not too long ago directed “Ms. Purple,” which debuted at Sundance in 2019.

Variety first reported the information of the sale.

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