Claire Danes In AS COOL AS I AM First Look Photo
Currently in post-production, Radiant Films International has announced it will be handling the foreign rights to the heartwarming comedy drama AS COOL AS I AM. Starring Claire Danes (“Homeland,” THE HOURS), James Marsden (X-MEN), Sarah Bolger (THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES), Thomas Mann (PROJECT X), Jeremy Sisto (ROBOT & FRANK) and two time Academy Award nominee Peter Fonda (ULEE’S GOLD), the film centers around a bright and intelligent teenage girl, Lucy (Bolger) and her almost boyfriend Kenny (Mann), who come of age in a small rural town. With her often absent and very young parents (Marsden and Danes) more in need of guidance and parenting than their daughter, Lucy turns to cooking shows to cope with the turbulent pains of adolescence and finds particular comfort in the celebrated culinary personality, Mario Batali. While Lucy charges ahead toward womanhood and her dream of becoming a chef, her mother is desperately searching for her own bigger life in this family comedy filled with laughter, tears, sex, love and pasta.
AS COOL AS I AM is from director Max Mayer (ADAM) and writer by Virginia Korus Spragg (AN UNFINISHED LIFE) based on the novel by Pete Fromm. Mayer’s feature film ADAM, starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Radiant’s sales slate will include the newly announced THE CITIZEN and TRUST ME. THE CITIZEN tells the story of an Arab immigrant named Ibrahim (played by celebrated Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy from FAIR GAME) who wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10th, 2001. In addition to Nabawy, the film’s cast includes Agnes Bruckner (BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE), William Atherton (GHOSTBUSTERS) and Cary Elwes (THE PRINCESS BRIDE).
Currently shooting, TRUST ME is a dark comedy written, directed and starring Clark Gregg about the world of child stars. The film stars Gregg, as a former child star who has become a loser agent of young actors, when he stumbles across a child prodigy, played by newcomer Saxon Sharbino. The ensemble cast also includes Amanda Peet, Paul Sparks, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon, Niecy Nash and Sam Rockwell. Radiant’s AFM slate is rounded out by Andrew Levitas’ drama, LULLABY, MADAME BOVARY starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti and Ezra Miller, and THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF with William Hurt, Maria Bello and Kristen Stewart.