November 4, 2022
Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, Nov. 4 announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to the upcoming drama Blood Knot and will have its Foresight Unlimited division launch international sales at AFM.
Blood Knot stars Cameron Douglas (The Runner, It Runs in the Family) and Academy Award winner Michael Douglas (Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, “The Kominsky Method,” Benjamin Franklin in Paris) with the additional casting of other key roles underway. The film will be directed by Howard Deutch (“Young Sheldon,” “Empire”) and is written by Rowdy Herrington (Road House). Cartel Pictures’ Stan Spry (Creepshow) and Eric Scott Woods (Day of the Dead) will produce with Robert Mitas (“Ratched”). Screen Media’s David Fannon and Seth Needle will serve as executive producers, along with Foresight Unlimited’s Tamara Birkemoe and David Nagelberg.
The film follows a father who invites his estranged son to visit him in Puerto Rico to compete in a father/son fishing competition to try and mend their broken relationship. It is based on the book Looking Through Water by Bob Rich.
“Blood Knot is a movie about redemption, love and forgiveness, about several generations of a family brought together and torn apart by mystery, murder and true confessions, with a cast led by Michael and Cameron Douglas,” Deutch said in a statement. “I could not be more thrilled to start production on Blood Knot.”
“We’re excited to work with Michael and Cameron and all the immense talent involved with Blood Knot,” said David Fannon, chief acquisitions and distribution officer at Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “We’ve been big fans of the story since we first read it and can’t wait to bring it to audiences around the world.”
The deal was negotiated by Seth Needle on behalf of Screen Media and by Stan Spry on behalf of Cartel.