G   /   April 12, 2014   /   5 Comments

By Dave McNary


Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Shailene Woodley-starrer “White Bird in a Blizzard” and plans a theatrical release for later this year.

Gregg Araki directed from his own script, based on Laura Kasischke’s novel. The drama also stars Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett.

The film was produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Sebastien K. Lemercier, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Pavlina Hatoupis and Gregg Araki. Why Not Productions, Desperate Pictures, Orange Studio and Wild Bunch are the production companies on board.

Woodley stars as a college-bound teenager who is just discovering her sexuality when her mother (Green) disappears — an event that barely registers with Woodley’s character. But as time passes, she begins to come to grips with how deeply the disappearance has affected her life.

“White Bird” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in late January. Variety‘s Peter Debruge gave the film a mixed reviewcalling it “naughty, campy and wildly uneven.”

The deal was negotiated for Magnolia by Dori Begley and Peter Van Steemburg with CAA and Wild Bunch on behalf of the filmmakers.



5 Responses to “Shailene Woodley’s ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ Gets North American Distribution”
  1. alanfeierstein Says:

    I like this photo, nice contrasting colors.

  2. AusRotten Says:

    Hang on a sec… g? Spot?!

    If so ,I’m glad you are helping out M and stef ,I don’t expect white bird in a blizzard to do extraordinarily , im gonna see it and drag my friends too, i actually read the book when i heard eva was gonna do this film and i liked it,but who knows, both eva and shailene had blockbusters…idk how well shailene movie did cuz I didn’t go see it..not my cup of tea but she was ok in the descendants , anywho his is good news nontheless!!

  3. G Says:

    @ausrotten Yes, it’s me 😉 Thank you, I’m happy to help out. Anything for Eva, the site and you guys!

    White Bird in a Blizzard looks set to break even given the sudden interest and influx of fans on Shailene and Eva. I’d definitely go see it!

  4. Monica Says:

    Being excited for this since last 5 months 🙂

  5. alanfeierstein Says:

    I’m glad for all concerned that White Bird In A Blizzard became successful. In this manner.