Judy Blume’s Coming-of-Age Classic TIGER EYES In Theaters June 7th
Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media announced today that they have acquired domestic theatrical and VOD rights to TIGER EYES, based on Judy Blume’s acclaimed young adult novel of the same name. Tiger Eyes marks the first major motion picture adaptation from Blume’s work, whose books have sold more than 82 million copies in 41 countries.
Co-written by Blume and her son, Lawrence Blume, who also directed, the film stars Willa Holland (“Arrow,” “Gossip Girl”), Tatanka Means (“The Host”), Amy Jo Johnson (“Flashpoint”), Russell Means (“The Last of the Mohicans”), Cynthia Stevenson (“The Player”), and Elise Eberle (“The Astronaut Farmer”). TIGER EYES was a co-production of Amber Entertainment (Mark Ordesky, Ileen Maisel) and Tashmoo Productions (George Cooper, Judy Blume, Lawrence Blume) with Linda Moran co-producing, and Ruth Pomerance executive producing.
Freestyle has set June 7th for the day and date release in multiple markets.
Tiger Eyes tells the story of Davey, a 17 year old girl abruptly relocated by her grieving mother to the strange “atom bomb” town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. With the sudden and violent death of her father, everything that once mattered suddenly seems insignificant. But while exploring the surrounding canyons Davey meets Wolf, a mysterious young Native-American who is able to see past her pain. The connection they make brings Davey back from the edge and sets her on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to love and life after tragedy.
Blume is the iconic author of many best-selling books including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Blubber; Forever; Summer Sisters; and the five book series featuring the irrepressible Fudge.
The deal for the U.S. rights was negotiated by Freestyle Digital Media CEO Susan Jackson with Director of Acquisitions Chris Charalambous and George Cooper of Tashmoo Productions.
“Distributing Judy Blume’s first novel to feature is an honor for Freestyle,” said Jackson, “it’s a beautiful film with heartfelt performances.”
“I’m thrilled with Tiger Eyes, the movie. It’s a story that’s always been close to my heart,” said Blume. “Willa Holland captures the essence of Davey in an amazing performance. Thanks to Freestyle for embracing this film.”
For more information on the film:
Visit the Tiger Eyes site: http://www.tigereyesfilm.com/