FilmNation Acquires WW Rights To Sean Baker-Directed ‘Red Rocket’ – Deadline


ExclusiveCopyright: FilmNation Entertainment acquired worldwide Red rocketIt is the first film Sean Baker has directed since his Oscar-nominated film The Florida Project. FilmNation will sell the film globally.

Red rocket It was one of the first projects to be launched safely and successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic, using strict safety protocols.

Baker wrote the screenplay with frequent collaborator Chris Bergotch, and film stars Simon Rex, Brie Elrod and Susanna Sonn. Red rocket It is a 39-year-old mystery comedy about Mickey Saber, “Bag Pimp”. This is the kind of female pimp who lives in the adult film industry. Finding himself in Los Angeles, Mickey decides to crawl to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and step-mother live. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to make things work, Mickey meets a young woman named Strawberry who works as a cash register at a local donut shop. He returns to his old habits.

The movie is produced by Baker, Alex Coco, Samantha Quan, Alex Saks and Shih-Ching Tsou. Jackie Shino will act as Executive Producer and Director of Photography is Drew Daniels.

FilmNation Entertainment’s Glenn Basner and Ben Browning confirmed the deal: “If there was time for Sean Baker to make human films and comedies, it is now. Red rocket He discovered another jewel. “



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