Lightning Entertainment has announced that it will handle international sales for Shawn Ku's "Beautiful Boy," which stars Michael Sheen and Maria Bello as a couple in a failing marriage that find out that their eighteen-year-old son has committed a mass murder-suicide at his college. "Beautiful Boy" will premiere at Toronto and then will head to the San Sebastian Film Festival. Paradigm is handling the film's North American sales.
Commenting on the partnership, Lightning's Richard S. Guardian said, “We are thrilled to be associated with such a powerful and moving film. Michael and Maria’s tremendous performances just blew us away, as they will audiences worldwide. We are proud to represent such a stunning feature debut from an artist like Shawn Ku. He is a remarkable new voice and the film is testament to his passion and humanity."