Entertainment One Films (eOne) has acquired the distribution rights in the U.S. and Canada to MISS MEADOWS, starring Katie Holmes, it was announced today by Berry Meyerowitz, President of U.S. Film and Distribution. The agreement marks the first film acquisition under Meyerowitz who is integrating his Phase 4 Films into eOne. James Badge Dale, Mary Kay Place and Jean Smart also star in MISS MEADOWS, which was directed and written by Karen Leigh Hopkins. Eric Brenner (CRAZY HEART, KIDNAPPING FREDDY HEINEKEN) and Rob Carliner (CRAZY HEART, A NIGHT IN OLD MEXICO) produced. The film is slated for a theatrical release in Fall 2014.
In MISS MEADOWS Katie Holmes plays a sweet and proper elementary school teacher whose perfect manners and pretty floral dresses hide a dark secret: when she’s not teaching at the local elementary school or tending to her garden, she’s moonlighting as a gun-toting vigilante.
“MISS MEADOWS is a witty, smart and vibrant film, and Katie is an absolute sensation as the seemingly wholesome, innocent teacher with a seriously deadly alter-ego,” said Meyerowitz. “The film is as colorful and irreverent as it is dark and subversive, and audiences will fall in love with the fresh story that Karen Leigh Hopkins has brought to life.”
“Our goal has always been to bring Katie’s performance to as wide an audience as possible. The eOne team has as much enthusiasm for this film as we do. We couldn’t be more excited,” said producers Brenner and Carliner.
“I’m so proud of this character and this film. I’m excited for audiences to see it,” added Holmes.
The deal was negotiated for eOne Films by Larry Greenberg, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, and for the filmmakers by ICM Partners. Holmes is represented by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
eOne Films U.S.’s upcoming slate of domestic feature film releases includes David Cronenberg’s MAPS TO THE STARS, which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and the romantic comedy TWO NIGHT STAND starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton. Upcoming releases from the recently acquired Phase 4 Films include GOODBYE WORLD, starring Adrian Grenier; ASK MY ANYTHING starring Britt Robertson, Justin Long and Christian Slater; and the Jay-Z documentary MADE IN AMERICA, directed by Ron Howard.