Entertainment One Films (eOne) has acquired the distribution rights in the U.S. and Canada to Miss Meadows, starring Katie Holmes, it was announced today by Berry Meyerowitz, President of U.S. Film and Distribution. The agreement marks the first film acquisition under Meyerowitz who is integrating his Phase 4 Films into eOne. James Badge Dale, Mary Kay Place and Jean Smart also star in Miss Meadows, which was directed and written by Karen Leigh Hopkins. Eric Brenner and Rob Carliner produced. The film is slated for a theatrical release in the fall of 2014.
In Miss Meadows, Katie Holmes plays a sweet and proper elementary school teacher whose perfect manners and pretty floral dresses hide a dark secret: when she's not teaching at the local elementary school or tending to her garden, she's moonlighting as a gun-toting vigilante.
Here's what Berry Meyerowitz had to say about the film in a statement.
"Miss Meadows is a witty, smart and vibrant film, and Katie is an absolute sensation as the seemingly wholesome, innocent teacher with a seriously deadly alter-ego. The film is as colorful and irreverent as it is dark and subversive, and audiences will fall in love with the fresh story that Karen Leigh Hopkins has brought to life."
Producers Eric Brenner and Rob Carliner also issued their own statements.
"Our goal has always been to bring Katie's performance to as wide an audience as possible. The eOne team has as much enthusiasm for this film as we do. We couldn't be more excited."
Katie Holmes also issued the following statement.
"I'm so proud of this character and this film. I'm excited for audiences to see it."