05/15/2020 Shaquille O’Neal-executive produced ‘Foster Boy’ joins DDI sales slate for Cannes virtual market

Shaquille O’Neal-executive produced ‘Foster Boy’ joins DDI sales slate for Cannes virtual market
By Jeremy Kay / Screen Daily

Jason Moring’s Toronto-based sales agent Double Dutch International (DDI) has boarded worldwide rights to Foster Boy starring Matthew Modine and will launch sales at the Cannes virtual market in June.

Modine plays a high-powered corporate attorney who rediscovers his humanity when he represents a young man let down by a corrupt foster care system. Shane Paul McGhie also stars alongside Julie Benz, Amy Brenneman, Michael Beach, and Greg Germann.

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal served as executive producer on the film directed by Youssef Delara from a screenplay by Jay Paul Deratany, who produced alongside Anne-Marie Mackay, Peter Samuelson, and Andrew Sugerman.

DDI senior vice-president of sales Mark Padilla, who negotiated the deal directly with Deratany, said: “We are extremely proud to be involved with such a powerful and essential film. Audiences will be emotionally affected by the poignant performances given by both Modine and McGhie.”

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