Neon Acquires ‘Alpha,’ Next Film From Palme D’Or Winner Julia Ducournau

May 14, 2024

Neon, the U.S. distributor of Julia Ducournau’s acclaimed body horror "Titane," is diving back into collaboration with the filmmaker for her upcoming project, "Alpha." This genre-bending feature, shrouded in secrecy regarding its plot, is eagerly anticipated by fans.

"Alpha" will feature Golshifteh Farahani and Tahar Rahim in starring roles, with production slated to commence next fall. The film will be produced by Jean des Forêts and Amelie Jacquis of Petit Film, along with Eric & Nicolas Altmayer of Mandarin & Compagnie. Frakas Productions will also co-produce the project. International sales during the Cannes Film Festival will be managed by Charades and FilmNation Entertainment.

Following their successful collaboration on "Titane," Neon has been active in acquiring promising films. They recently secured worldwide rights to Osgood Perkins’ "Keeper," featuring Tatiana Maslany and Rossif Sutherland, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s "Presence." At Cannes, Neon will showcase Sean Baker’s "Anora," starring Mikey Madison, in Competition.

Neon’s diverse lineup for the year includes Pamela Adlon’s directorial debut, "Babes," which premiered at SXSW; Pablo Berger’s Academy Award-nominated animated feature "Robot Dreams"; the thriller "Longlegs," starring Nicolas Cage and Maika Monroe; and Tilman Singer’s "Cuckoo," featuring Hunter Schafer and Dan Stevens.

The deal for "Alpha" was negotiated by Neon’s President of Acquisitions & Production, Jeff Deutchman, with Carole Baraton from Charades and Glen Basner, CEO of FilmNation Entertainment, representing the filmmakers.

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