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Electric Entertainment Marks First Major Territorial Sale of ‘God’S Pocket’ Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman to Arrow Films in the United Kingdom

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz March 12, 2014 at 12:30PM

Los Angeles-based Electric Entertainment and Arrow Films have announced the latter has taken all United Kingdom rights to John Slattery’s feature directorial debut God’s Pocket.
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The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in "God's Pocket"
The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in "God's Pocket"

Los Angeles-based Electric Entertainment and Arrow Films have announced the latter has taken all United Kingdom rights to  John Slattery's feature directorial debut God’s Pocket. The film, which originally drew much heated bidding for the foreign rights, was acquired by Electric at Sundance this year and became part of their high profile slate at the European Film Market in Berlin. Arrow Films, a distribution company that has seen success with the release of films like Love Is All You Need, the Academy Award-nominated The Hunt and A Hijacking, plans to release the film in U.K. theaters later in 2014, with IFC Films handling U.S. distribution.

Electric’s Head of International Distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska negotiated the deal with Tom Stewart, Acquisitions Director for Arrow Films.

God's Pocket
God's Pocket

“Upon seeing the film for the first time, I was so compelled by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s performance and John Slattery’s take on the material that I made it a point to personally pursue the rights for our company,” said Electric’s CEO Dean Devlin. “This is just the first step in presenting this film to world audiences, and we look forward to working with Arrow in bringing it to film fans in the UK.”

“The film stands as a great example of just what a wonderful actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was and to see such a rich ensemble cast perform at the top of their game alongside him provides a fitting testament to the late star. We’re thrilled to be collaborating on our first picture with Electric Entertainment,” commented Stewart.

The film stars an A-list cast led by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro and Caleb Landry Jones.

God’s Pocket was written by Slattery and Alex Metcalf , and produced by Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee,Lance Acord, Slattery, Emily Ziff and Hoffman through his Cooper’s Town Productions. The film is a Park Pictures Film in association with Cooper’s Town Productions and Shoestring Pictures. The film is based on the novel by acclaimed author Pete Dexter.

Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling on AMC’s Mad Men had previously directed a number of episodes of that series, but this marks his feature film directorial debut.

Dir. John Slattery
Dir. John Slattery

When Mickey's (Hoffman) crazy stepson Leon (Landry) is killed in a construction 'accident,' nobody in the working class neighborhood of God’s Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother (Hendricks) demands the truth, and a local reporter (Jenkins) starts sniffing around, Mickey finds himself stuck in a darkly comedic life and death struggle. A body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay.



Electric Entertainment’s international sales division launched last year at the American Film Market and is currently selling The Wannabe, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Dean Devlin and Traction Media, and stars Patricia Arquette , Vincent Piazza , and Michael Imperioli . The company also has international rights to Hannah Espia’s Transit (Read our Revie Here), and Boys of Abu Ghraib, directed by Luke Moran and executive produced by Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and Rogan Donelly.

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