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Searchlight Pictures Acquires ‘Fresh’ Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones & Sebastian Stan

Searchlight Pictures has acquired the rights to Legendary Entertainment’s thriller “Fresh,” starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) and Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy).

Searchlight acquired the film to premiere exclusively as an original film on Hulu on March 4 in the United States, following its Sundance premiere later this month. It will also premiere internationally later this spring on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.

“Fresh” follows Noa (Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Stan) at a grocery store and—given her frustration with dating apps—takes a chance and gives him her number. After their first date, Noa is smitten and accepts Steve’s invitation to a romantic weekend getaway, only to find that her new paramour has been hiding some unusual appetites.

The film also stars Jojo T. Gibbs (Twenties), Charlotte Le Bon (The Hundred-Foot Journey), Andrea Bang (Luce), and Dayo Okeniyi (Runner Runner).

The movie is the first feature from director Mimi Cave and was written by Lauryn Kahn.

Adam McKay and Kevin Messick produced via their Hyperobject Industries banner, with Maeve Cullinane serving as co-producer.

Fresh upends all romance tropes and boldly comments on the precarious nature of the modern dating experience,” said Searchlight Presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum in a joint statement. “Mimi Cave has brilliantly brought Lauryn Kahn’s razor sharp script to the screen, and gives audiences something they will savor from beginning to end.”

Fresh is a wildly allegorical story, yet the film carries strings of truth throughout that I hope resonate for different audiences,” added Cave.  “I’m so pleased to be working with the Searchlight team to bring our film to the world and can’t wait for people to see the brilliant performances Daisy and Sebastian give.”

Source: Deadline

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