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BREAKING GLASS BOOKS B&B FROM 'REPLACEMENT' DIRECTOR AHEARNE
Philadelphia, PA, June 28, 2017--Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Joe Ahearne's (Sony/BBC's The Replacement) gay thriller B&B. Breaking Glass acquired North American rights to the film in June in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Producer Jayne Chard of Hummingbird Films. Breaking Glass is planning a limited theatrical followed by a DVD/VOD release this October.
B&B held its world premiere at the London Independent Film Festival where it won Best LGBT Feature. The North American premiere was at the MiFo LGBT Film Festival, followed by the Out Film CT Festival. B&B will play the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in August.
Marc and Fred went to war when they were refused a double bed at a remote Christian guest house. They won their court case and now they're back to claim their conjugal rights. Triumph turns to terror when a Russian neo-Nazi checks in. Their weekend of fun becomes a bloody battle for survival in this smart, brutally funny and dark thriller.
Described as "frickin' fantastic and a trailblazer for LGBT cinema" (Horror Society) and "deliciously entertaining" (Roger Walter-Dack, Queerguru), B&B stars Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express, Snatched), Paul McGann (Doctor Who, Queen of the Damned), Sean Teale (Incorporated, Reign), Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells in Corfu) and James Tratas (Deadly Code).
The film is written and directed by Joe Ahearne. B&B is Ahearne's debut feature as writer/director. Ahearne wrote and directed the TV movie Trance for Sky Pictures and co-wrote the feature version directed by Danny Boyle in 2013. His latest BBC series, The Replacement, was a critical and ratings hit with an audience of over 7 million. Ahearne has also directed five episodes of the BAFTA award-winning first season of the rebooted Doctor Who, for which he received a BAFTA nomination.
B&B is produced by Hummingbird Films and was backed by Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Pont Neuf Productions.
"I'm excited Breaking Glass is bringing B&B to North America where the religious right are having an even harder time swallowing our rights than in the UK", said writer/director Joe Ahearne. "But be warned: you might think you know how a gay thriller on such a liberal hot issue will play out, but like our heroes you'd be wrong."
"Combining a jab at Christian hypocrisy with a glorious homage to the brilliance of classic Hitchcock, writer/director Joe Ahearne has crafted a witty, yet suspenseful thriller that is both entertaining and terrifying", said Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass. "We can't wait to introduce this film to US audiences."
Running Time: 87
Cast: Tom Bateman, Paul McGann, Sean Teale, Callum Woodhouse, James Tratas
Director: Joe Ahearne
Written by: Joe Ahearne
Producer: Jayne Chard
Co-Producer: Isabelle Georgeaux
Executive Producers: Jonathan Finn, Simon Graham-Clare,
Ricky Margolis, Hannah Thomas
Associate Producer: Alison Sterling
Line Producer: Gareth I. Davies