Tribeca Films are emerging as a new superpower in independent film distribution with an impressive slate of 2011 releases.
Among them are the Scottish gang movie, Neds, which is actor Peter Mullan‘s next film after the highly successful The Magdelene Sisters hit screens back in 2002. It tells the story of a young boy with high ambitions who becomes swept up in the gang culture of 1970s Glasgow.
They also plan to distribute the Zach Braff starring drama The High Cost Of Living that follows a young man and his relationship with the woman he accidentally hit with his car after a night of heavy drinking. Following his success in the comedy show Scrubs this will be an interesting role for Braff and one that could draw a large mainstream audience.
Other films of note are the quirky comedy from Dax Shepard, Brother’s Justice, that sees Shepard leave the world of comedy and pursue a career in martial arts, the true story of war photographers entitled The Bang Bang Club that stars Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman, and the Zoe Kravitz and Jesse McCartney angst-driven comedy Beware Of Gonzo.
One film not up for a theatrical release that Tribeca are supposed to distribute is the Vincent Gallo film Essential Killing. A film I’ve been excited about for some time, it will see Gallo play a Taliban member on the run in a performance that is entirely free of dialogue.
What are you most excited to see?