Deadline is exclusively reporting that Searchlight Pictures have acquired the worldwide rights for the thriller Fresh ahead of its world premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
The film focuses on Noa, who meets the alluring Steve at a grocery store and, giving her frustration with dating apps, takes a chance and gives him her number. After their first date, Noa is smitten and accepts Steve’s invitation to a romantic weekend getaway, only to find that her new paramour has been hiding some unusual appetites.
Searchlight Presidents, Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum, released a joint statement saying:
Fresh upends all romance tropes and boldly comments on the precarious nature of the modern dating experience. Mimi Cave has brilliantly brought Lauryn Kahn’s razor sharp script to the screen, and gives audiences something they will savour from beginning to end.
Director Mimi Cave also released a statement saying:
Fresh s a wildly allegorical story, yet the film carries strings of truth throughout that I hope resonate for different audiences. I’m so pleased to be working with the Searchlight team to bring our film to the world and can’t wait for people to see the brilliant performances Daisy and Sebastian give.
The film marks the directorial feature debut of Mimi Cave, with the script written by Lauryn Khan. The film stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, Jojo T. Gibbs, Charlotte Le Bon, Andrea Bang and Dayo Okeniyi.