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Comedy ‘Lucky Grandma’ Bought for Worldwide Distribution – Variety



Good Deed Leisure is partnering with the Kino Marquee digital theatrical exhibition platform as a part of shopping for worldwide distribution rights to the black comedy “Fortunate Grandma.”

Showings will start on Could 22 by way of greater than 200 theatrical associate websites on KinoMarquee, together with the Alamo Drafthouse and Laemmle Theater chains. The film, starring Tsai Chin as a chain-smoking grandmother, is the function directorial debut of Sasie Sealy.

“Fortunate Grandma” held its world premiere on the 2019 Tribeca Movie Competition because the second recipient of the AT&T Presents: Untold Tales $1 million grant initiative and went on to a world premiere on the BFI London Movie Competition.

Set in New York’s Chinatown, Chin portrays an ornery, newly-widowed 80-year-old wanting to dwell life as an unbiased lady, regardless of her household’s concern. When an area fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, she  decides to move to the on line casino, solely to land herself on the flawed aspect of luck by instantly attracting the eye of native gangsters. She then employs the companies of a bodyguard from a rival gang, performed by Corey Ha.

“’Fortunate Grandma’ is a dynamic comedy with a stand-out efficiency by Tsai Chin,” mentioned Scott Donley, CEO  of Good Deed Leisure. “We’re grateful that AT&T Presents: Untold Tales offered a automobile for Sasie Sealy to get this glorious movie made. Folks want content material as of late greater than ever, and we are excited to group up once more with Kino Lorber to convey the movie to each residence in America.”

Richard Lorber, CEO of Kino Lorber, added: “Because of Good Deed’s good discovery of pageant gems our Kino Marquee associate cinemas can be as fortunate as this Grandma when residence viewers flock to their digital field workplace, the place a heartwarming reward awaits.”

“Fortunate Grandma” is co-written by Sealy and Angela Cheng, produced by Cara Marcous and Krista Parris and incorporates a forged together with Wai Ching-Ho, Clem Cheung and Woody Fu. Government producers embody Gerry Ohrstrom, Siggi Hilmarsson, Tsai Chin, Melvin Mar, Peter Gilbert, and Eddie Linker and co-executive producer Penny Jackson.

The deal was negotiated by GDE’s Kristin Harris and Robbie Chernow with Pip Ngo of XYZ Movies representing the filmmakers.

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