Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson called Assassination Nation "a brutal and confrontational middle finger to society & mob rule mentality" after seeing the film at Sundance this week, so we're excited to hear that the movie has already been acquired by NEON and AGBO for global distribution.

Deadline reports that NEON and AGBO (the production company founded by filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo) have picked up the worldwide distribution rights for Assassination Nation in a massive $10 million deal.

Set in Salem, the high school revenge film recently premiered as part of the Midnighters slate at Sundance, featuring a cast that includes Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Bella Thorne, Cody Christian, Colman Domingo, Joel McHale, and Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgård.

NEON and AGBO are reportedly committed to giving Assassination Nation a wide release, and although we'll have to wait and see when that release will be, this is a good sign for viewers hoping to see the new Sam Levinson movie on the big screen.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on Assassination Nation and other acquisition deals out of Sundance, and check here to keep up to date on our live coverage of the festival, including reviews and interviews for the latest buzzed-about genre films. To give you an idea of what Assassination Nation is about, here's the film's festival synopsis:

"High school senior Lily and her crew of besties live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies, and chats—just like the rest of us. So when a provocateur starts posting details from the private digital lives of everyone in their small town of Salem, the result is a Category 5 shitstorm. We’re talking browser histories, direct messages, illegal downloads, secret text chains, and way, way, way worse. People get angry. Like, “rampaging murder posse” angry. And Lily finds herself right in the middle."

Source: Deadline
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