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A24 Acquires U.S. Rights to Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan'

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood September 3, 2012 at 5:09PM

New York City-based production company A24 has acquired the rights to Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," starring Charlie Sheen. A24 will release the film in the U.S. in February 2013, with FilmBuff handling domestic digital distribution.
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New York City-based production company A24 has acquired the rights to Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," starring Charlie Sheen.  A24 will release the film in the U.S. in February 2013, with FilmBuff handling domestic digital distribution.

Roman Coppola, son of the famed director Francis Ford Coppola, co-wrote both "The Darjeeling Limited" and "Moonrise Kingdom" with Wes Anderson (Jason Schwartzman was also a writer on "Darjeeling," and co-stars in "Charles Swan").  Set in Los Angeles, the comedy follows Sheen's Charles, a graphic designer, whose breaks and needs repair after his girlfriend leaves him.

"Charles Swan" is Coppola's sophomore directorial effort--his first film, "CQ," was released in 2001 and screened out of competition at Cannes.  He has directed music videos since 1994, working with bands such as Green Day, Daft Punk, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys, and has done second unit direction for his father, Anderson and his sister, Sofia Coppola.  Roman and Sofia are now the co-owners of American Zoetrope.

This article is related to: Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Independents


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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.