Sophie Hyde’s ‘Animals’ scores UK deal with Picturehouse


Picturehouse Entertainment has picked up UK rights to Sophie Hyde’s Animals from Cornerstone Films. 

Animals premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January and will have its European premiere at Sundance Film Festival London, an event run with Picturehouse, on May 31.

Based on the novel of the same name by Emma Jane Unsworth, Animals stars Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat as two outrageously-behaved female friends who refuse to settle as they arrive at their thirties.

Sarah Brocklehurst produced with Rebecca Summerton and Sophie Hyde for Closer Productions and Cormac Fox for Vico Films. Backing came from sources including Screen Australia, Screen Ireland and Head Gear Films.

Cornerstone is co-representing North America with UTA.