A slumber party takes an apocalyptic turn in Amanda Kramer's Ladyworld, and following the psychological thriller's world premiere at Fantastic Fest last year, the Lord of the Flies-inspired movie has been acquired by Cleopatra Entertainment, with a US theatrical release planned for August 2nd, followed by an August 27th VOD and DVD release.
Below, we have the official press release with more details on Ladyworld (which features a cast that includes Maya Hawke, Ariela Barer, and Annalise Basso), and in case you missed it, read Heather Wixson's Fantastic Fest interview with Kramer.
Press Release: Los Angeles, California - 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 Season 3), 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.
Additionally, the film will have an East Coast Premiere on Friday, August 2nd at the Cinema Village, New York, NY and a West Coast Premiere also on Friday, August 2nd at the Arena Cinelounge in Los Angeles, CA with a Q&A with Director Amanda Kramer and cast.