Cannes 2011: International Distro News for Snowtown, Tracey’s Slumba Party, Nurse 3D

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As you’ve no doubt noticed, news from Cannes is coming in fast and furious on a daily (almost hourly) basis so to keep things orderly, we’re combining three bits of international distribution news into this one story. Films heading to Italy, the UK and France, and all over the world (excluding the UK, Australia and New Zealand) are Nurse 3D, Snowtown, and Tracey’s Slumba Party.

Per Screen Daily Italian indie distributor M2 Pictures has closed a pre-sales deal from Lionsgate for the sexy, thriller comedy-horror Nurse 3D written by David Loughery and directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.

By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality, she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby’s actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you’d least expect to justice.

Plot Details: The Nurse 3D

After a bit of a bidding war, serial killer story Snowtown, directed by Justin Kurzel, was snapped up by Revolver Entertainment for the UK, and it is also heading to France courtesy of ARP.

Snowtown stars Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, and Louise Harris and will be opening in Australia tomorrow, May 19th, from Madman Entertainment.

Jamie, 16, lives with his mother in a shady neighborhood where violence, unemployment and sexual abuse creep in. All of this changes when John Bunting walks into their lives.

He is charismatic, fascinating, and Jamie loves him like the dad he’s never known. Completely under Bunting’s spell, it will take Jamie time to understand that his mentor is the most dangerous serial killer Australia has ever known…

Justin Kurzel's Snowtown

Lastly, we have Louise Alston’s upcoming horror musical spoof Tracey’s Slumba Party, for which Arclight Films’ genre unit Darclight has picked up international rights excluding the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. This one’s still in pre-production, but Alston expects to begin filming later this year in South Australia with Kate Geck and Mel Sano set to star.

The film centers on a sleepover that descends from manicures and boy talk to murder and mayhem.

Tracey’s Slumba Party Taster from Louise on Vimeo.

Look for more Cannes news soon — probably in the very next story we do!

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