TIFF – Dystopian Romance “The Bad Batch” Picked Up by Screen Media


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U.S. rights to Ana Lily Amirpour’s THE BAD BATCH have landed at Screen Media Films. The film previously won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and starts Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovannie Ribisi, and Yolanda Ross. Netflix won SVOD rights earlier this month.

The film is described as The Road Warrior meets Pretty In Pink, centers on a dystopian love story between a cannibal and his food, set in a Texas wasteland. Amirpour penned the script in addition to directing.

Producers include Sina Sayyah and Danny Gabai, with co-producer Sammy Scher, and executive Megan Ellison, Eddy Morretti, and Shane Smith. The project hails from Annapurna Pictures and Vice Media. Seth Needle of Screen Media and Tom Yagielski negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers, Annapurna, and Vice.

Amirpour previously directed several shorts while her first feature was A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, which she also wrote.

She is repped by Jackoway Tyerman.


 | Staff Writer

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