Last Big Sundance Auction? 4 Bids For ‘Roxanne Roxanne’
Most buyers and sellers are back from snowy Park City, but the deal making continues. There are four distributors vying for Roxanne Roxanne, the Michael Larnell-directed pic that premiered January 22 at Sundance and stars Chanté Adams, Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Elvis Nolasco, Kevin Phillips, and Shenell Edmonds. The bidding is near $3 million for North American rights, with Amazon, Lionsgate, Miramax and Neon in the mix right now.
The film is set in the world of battle emcees in 1980s New York, where a 14-year-old girl from the Queensbridge projects has the chance to help her family by becoming a hip-hop legend. The pic is produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station, Dope), Mimi Valdes (Hidden Figures, Dope), Forest Whitaker (Dope) and Pharrell Williams (Hidden Figures, Dope). WME Global is selling it.