Oscilloscope nabs ‘Kevin’

Posted by · 10:31 am · May 23rd, 2011

Lynne Ramsay’s Cannes hit “We Need to Talk About Kevin” has found a home, and an awards trajectory is in place. The press release, in part:

May 23, 2011 ­ Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today the company has acquired from Luc Roeg’s Independent Film Company North American distribution rights of the critically acclaimed and much talked about 2011 Cannes Film Festival competition entry WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, the highly-anticipated third feature from director Lynne Ramsay (RATCATCHER and MORVERN CALLAR). Oscilloscope will release WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN theatrically this Winter, accompanied by an awards campaign.

A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent dealing with her child doing the unthinkable, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is told from the perspective of Eva, played by Tilda Swinton in a tour-de-force performance.

Adam Yauch, head of Oscilloscope Laboratories said: “We are honored to be working with Lynne, Tilda, John, and Ezra to release this masterpiece– the most intense thriller I’ve seen since Polanski’s ROSEMARY¹S BABY. I was on the edge of my seat throughout and it was clear I was in the capable hands of a master filmmaker, who I’m now proud to see join all our other great filmmakers as a member of the O-Scope family.”

[Photo: Oscilloscope Laboratories]

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  • 1 5-23-2011 at 3:27 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Do you think its lack of major prizes at Cannes is going to be an issue, or is this simply a No Country for Old Men case?

  • 2 5-23-2011 at 3:29 pm

    Beau said...


  • 3 5-23-2011 at 3:52 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    No Country? I doubt Kevin is anywhere near the contender NCFOM was, otherwise it would have been gobbled up a lot sooner.

    However I do love what Oscope has been doing with The Messenger, the Reichardt films etc..good company.

    Off Topic: That new Andrew Niccol film had its name changed again. It’s now gone from Immortal to Now to In Time. When September finally rolls around it should just be called Roger Deakins Goes Digital.

  • 4 5-24-2011 at 7:37 am

    Cinebrooding said...

    I read this book, and Tilda Swinton is absolutely perfect for the role.

  • 5 5-26-2011 at 11:58 am

    Pete said...

    Tilda Swinton is quite possibly the ugliest woman I have ever seen. She looks like Conan O’Brien with a wig. And she is seriously overrated as an actress. She can’t put on an American accent to save her life. What a hack.

  • 6 5-26-2011 at 7:24 pm

    GlenH said...

    Hey Pete,

    There are ways of saying you don’t like an actress’s work without coming off as needlessly aggressive and hateful.