Lionsgate Acquires Global Rights to ‘Blindspotting’ Starring Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal

Among the interesting deals at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is Lionsgate’s purchase of the worldwide rights to Blindspotting.

The film was written by and stars Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and Rafael Casal, with the duo also producing.

Blindspotting tells the story of Collin (Diggs), who needs to make it through his last three days of probation for a chance at a new start, but his fast-talking childhood bestie, Miles (Casal), is a magnet for trouble. When Collin’s final countdown is interrupted by a life-changing missed curfew, their friendship is forced out of its comfortable existence and onto a spiraling collision course.

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Daveed Diggs as Mr. Browne in Wonder. Source: EW

It was produced and financed by Keith Calder and Jess Calder, who recently worked with Diggs on Wonder.

“We’re excited to be teaming again with Keith and Jess and to be reunited with Daveed, who recently starred in our worldwide box-office hit Wonder,” Jason Constantine, Lionsgate president of acquisitions & co-productions, said in a statement.

Though details and terms of the deal were not released, Lionsgate may be planning for the film to hit theaters late 2018.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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