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Tribeca Film Knows 'What Richard Did'

Photo of Beth Hanna 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.")
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"What Richard Did"
"What Richard Did"

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.

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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.