Swiss Army Man earned both praise and walkouts at this years’ Sundance Film Festival, but the buddy comedy about a desperate man (Paul Dano) and the corpse he uses like a swiss army knife (Daniel Radcliffe) has officially scored distribution.
After the bizarre pic earned buzz at the fest, a bidding war between several would-be North American distributors began. Ultimately. A24 came out on top with a bid “in the low seven-figure range” according to Variety.
SWISS ARMY MAN + A24. Everything you've read is true. there are farts & existential boners. it will be our Cast Away pic.twitter.com/ISCeN3GUOp— A24 (@A24) January 29, 2016
You might remember A24 from bringing you any number of eccentric, critically acclaimed films like Spring Breakers, The Spectacular Now, Under The Skin, Obvious Child, Ex Machina, Slow West and Room. Basically, this is a distribution house that knows how to sell a deeply strange movie like Swiss Army Man. And the funky flick gets bonus buzz by signing on with the coolest brand on the rise.
For real. Even A24’s Twitter game is tight.
Good news for you weirdos who can’t wait to see Radcliffe as a fart-powered jetski, A24 plans to give Swiss Army Man a “robust” release this summer.
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