Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to Looks That Kill from American High, the US production company that specializes in heartfelt teen comedies.
Directed by Kellen Moore, the movie will be released on demand on June 19, and stars Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why, True Detective and John Kander’s Kid Victory), Julia Goldani Telles (The Affair, Bunheads), Ki Hong Lee (Maze Runner, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Annie Mumolo (Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Bad Moms, This is 40, Bridesmaids).
Looks That Kill is a dark comedy about Max Richards (Brandon Flynn), a teenage boy born with a medical condition of being lethally attractive, who is changed forever when he meets Alex, a girl with her own bizarre ailment, who aids him on his quest of self-discovery… without accidentally killing someone.
The film is produced by American High’s Jeremy Garelick, Will Phelps, Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Glen Trotiner, and Austin Sepulveda; and is executive produced by Ryan Bennett and Michael Glassman.
Kellen Moore said: “Through every step of the filmmaking process it is vital to find partners that believe in your movie as much as you do. I can honestly say that in Gravitas we found a partner that cherishes our film and is passionate about sharing it with the world. I am beyond grateful to the American High family for making this dream a reality and excited for Looks That Kill to find it’s audience.”
Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, said: “Kellen builds upon a unique premise to craft a story that is by turns moving and hilarious. We look forward to presenting this original film to audiences worldwide.”
Piantedosi negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group.