Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to the Amanda Kramer-directed thriller LADYWORLD. The film stars Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso (Captain Fantastic), Ryan Simpkins (Brigsby Bear, The House), Odessa Adlon, Maya Hawke (“Stranger Things”), Tatsumi Romano, Zoe Casabere and Atheena Frizzell.
Written by Amanda Kramer and Benjamin Shearn, and produced by Love & Death Productions’ Leal Naim and Thomas R. Burke alongside Amanda Kramer, the film is a modernized all-girl story inspired by Lord of the Flies.
When a group of girls get stuck in a house during a slumber party due to an apocalyptic event, stress and fear cause them to degenerate into savagery.
The film enjoyed recent success on the Festival circuit, including BFI, Fantastic Fest and at TIFF New Wave this spring. The rights deal was brokered by Cleopatra Founder and CEO Brian Perera, Tim Yasui VP/GM of Cleopatra Entertainment, and by Lucas Verga and Andrew Herwitz from The Film Sales Company on behalf of the filmmakers.
Cleopatra Entertainment will theatrically release LADYWORLD nationwide on August 2nd, followed by a VOD / Home Entertainment DVD release on August 27th.
Cleopatra Entertainment is a Los Angeles based multimedia company founded by Cleopatra Records head Brian Perera. Recent films in release include the action-adventure extravaganza China Salesman starring Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal, the Brit-Pop laced Modern Life of Rubbish, Egypt’s official entry to the 2018 Academy Awards foreign language category Sheikh Jackson, and the critically acclaimed England is Mine, directed by Oscar and BAFTA nominated director Mark Gill.