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A24 Acquires Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa,' Plans Oscar Qualifying Run to Push Fanning's Stunning Performance

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 25, 2012 at 2:00PM

A24 has picked up Sally Potter's lovely coming-of-age film "Ginger & Rosa," starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert (daughter of Jane Campion), Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Annette Benning, Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt. The film recently debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, with additional screenings at Toronto and the upcoming New York Film Festival.
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Elle Fanning in "Ginger and Rosa."
Elle Fanning in "Ginger and Rosa."

A24 has picked up Sally Potter's lovely coming-of-age film "Ginger & Rosa," starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert (daughter of Jane Campion), Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Annette Benning, Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt. Set in 1962 London, the film recently debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, with additional screenings at Toronto and the upcoming New York Film Festival.

This is a big buy for fledgling indie distributor A24, led by former Oscilloscope exec David Fenkel, who is planning an Oscar-qualifying run for the film in 2012 (to push 14-year-old Fanning's remarkable performance as budding political radical and poet), with a theatrical release in early 2013.

Check out our extensive recent interview with Potter here, and our review of "Ginger & Rosa" here.

This article is related to: Elle Fanning, Ginger and Rosa, Sally Potter, A24, Academy Awards, News


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.