Screen Media Acquires British Psychological Thriller ‘CORDELIA’

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SCREEN MEDIA ACQUIRES BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ‘CORDELIA’ 
STARRING ANTONIA CAMPBELL-HUGHES AND JOHNNY FLYNN

New York – April 5, 2022– Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today the acquisition of all North American rights to the psychological thriller Cordelia from Great Point Media, who have world distribution rights outside the UK. Directed and written by Adrian Shergold (Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman) with co-writer and star Antonia Campbell-Hughes (It Is In Us All, 3096 Tage), Cordelia also stars Johnny Flynn (Emma, Beast), Joel Fry (Yesterday, “Game of Thrones”), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter Franchise) and Catherine McCormack (Braveheart, 28 Weeks Later).

The film is produced by Kevin Proctor of StudioPOW and executive produced by Andrew Boswell, Sally Hawkins, Georgina Lowe, Tania Reddin, Perry Trevers and Charlie Wood. Released earlier in the UK, the film received critical acclaim for its complicated, trauma-afflicted characters and reality-bending plot. Screen Media is planning a day-and-date release in May.

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“Cordelia feels betrayed,” said Director and Writer Adrian Shergold. “She’s a survivor… but that brings guilt… reality begins to blur…. What is real and what is not? Paranoia sets in, but because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean you’re wrong.”

Cordelia (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young woman living in London with her twin sister, meets her mysteriously alluring neighbour Frank (Johnny Flynn) for the first time but quickly becomes suspicious of his true motives. With her sister out of town for the weekend, the anxious Cordelia is all alone and consumed by her many fears. She begins to unravel and sink back into past traumas the more Frank tries to charm his way into her life.

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“Reminiscent of great classic 1960s British psychological Horror with a modern female hand, Cordelia’s London is preserved, sumptuous and rich,” said Antonia Campbell-Hughes. “It’s a joy to share this rare gem that we manifested to an international audience of Cinema lovers.”

“CORDELIA is the kind of thriller that instantly intrigues thanks to a well-crafted atmosphere of paranoia and stunning lead performances by Antonia Campbell Hughes and Johnny Flynn,” said Screen Media in a statement. “We know this one will grip audiences and won’t let go until the credits roll.”

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