By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 15, 2013 at 2:11PM
Tribeca Film has snapped up North American rights to Irish director Lenny Abrahamson's "What Richard Did," which recently took home five Irish Film & Television Awards, including Best Film, Director and Actor (newcomer Jack Reynor, who can be seen in the upcoming "Transformers 4.")
The film is penned by Malcolm Campbell ("Skins," "Shameless"), and co-stars Irish singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy, Sam Keeley ("The Other Side of Sleep") and Lars Mikkselsen ("The Killing"). The synopsis is below.
Tribeca plans a spring 2013 theatrical release, with a simultaneous VOD platform roll-out.
A striking portrait adapted from Kevin Powers’ award-winning book Bad Day in Blackrock. The world is bright and everything seems possible for Richard Karlsen (Reynor), the golden boy of his privileged set of Dublin teens, until he does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. Featuring extraordinary performances from its largely young cast, What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.