Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has acquired all Canadian rights from Goalpost Film to Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Neil Maskell from Wheatley’s Kill List stars alongside Charles Dance, Sam Riley, Joe Cole and Hayley Squires in the story about a New Year family celebration at a country manor that turns sour when an estranged brother turns up.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead premiered at the recent 2018 BFI London Film Festival and Vancouver-based PNP plans a nationwide theatrical release in 2019.

Wheatley’s business partner Andy Starke produced for Rook Films and said, “It was an amazing experience making the film with such a talented cast and crew and we are extremely pleased to be able to release the film.”

PNP’s recent releases include Bel Canto starring Julianne Moore, Rob Reiner’s political docu-thriller Shock And Awe, Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove, Terence Davies’ acclaimed A Quiet Passion starring Cynthia Nixon, and God’s Own Country from Francis Lee.

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