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Neon Acquires Worldwide Rights to Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ at Venice Film Festival

By Patrick Brzeski
The Hollywood Report
September 05, 2023
By darcostudio
September 05, 2023
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The much-anticipated film starring Oscar nominee Aunjanue Ellis will have its world premiere at the fest tomorrow.

A day before its much-anticipated premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Ava DuVernay’s Origin has sold to Neon for worldwide distribution.

DuVernay wrote, produced and directed Origin and is breaking ground in Venice as the first Black U.S. female director in the festival’s 80-year history to have a feature in competition. (Watch the trailer below.)

Neon described the sales process as “competitive” and said it will release the movie across the U.S. later this year. The film is getting a North American premiere in Toronto after Venice and ahead of the theatrical release.

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