Krystin Ver Linden’s “Alice” Acquired Ahead of Sundance Premiere, Keke Palmer Stars

“Alice” has discovered a house forward of its world premiere at subsequent month’s Sundance Film Festival. A press launch introduced that Vertical Entertainment and Roadside Attractions acquired U.S. rights to the Keke Palmer-starrer.

Written and directed by Krystin Ver Linden (“American Roulette”), the dramatic thriller tells the story of Alice, “an enslaved person yearning for freedom on a rural Georgia plantation under its brutal and disturbed owner Paul (Jonny Lee Miller). After a violent clash with Paul, she flees through the neighboring woods and stumbles onto the unfamiliar sight of a highway, soon discovering the year is actually 1973. Rescued on the roadside by a disillusioned political activist named Frank (Common), Alice quickly comprehends the lies that have kept her in bondage and the promise of Black liberation. Inspired by true accounts, ‘Alice’ is a modern empowerment fable tracing Alices journey through the post-Civil Rights Era American South,” the movie’s synopsis particulars.

Palmer, whose credit embrace “Hustlers,” “Star,” and “Scream Queens,” is among the many mission’s exec producers.

As quickly as we noticed ‘Alice,’ we knew we needed to take it off the market earlier than its Sundance debut, stated Vertical Entertainment Partner Peter Jarowey. It is that uncommon movie that’s without delay vital, enlightening, and intensely entertaining. Together, Krystin and Keke take us on an inspiring and unforgettable journey that gives a recent perspective on a little-known and troubling half of our nations historical past.

Roadside Attractions Co-Presidents Howard Cohen and Eric dArbeloff added,We are extraordinarily excited to be bringing Krystin Ver Lindens sensible characteristic debut Alice to U.S. audiences. It options an excellent forged led by Keke Palmers highly effective, multi-faceted efficiency, which confirms her exceptional skills as a dramatic actress.

Discussing the impression that making “Alice” had on her, Palmer shared, “That experience has literally propelled me into being that much more fearless when it comes to being free and going and getting myself to work hard and give myself everything that I want and that I can have.” She stated that, sooner or later, she want to inform “a day in the life” tales about Black ladies and “normal movies where Black people exist just as humans without struggle.” The “Berlin Station” alumna defined, “I just want to do a movie thats not about me being Black and how hard it is being Black.”

Sundance is happening from January 20-30. About 62 % of Competition titles are directed or co-directed by ladies.

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