Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired U.S. domestic theatrical and ancillary rights to "K-11," the directorial debut of veteran script supervisor (and mother to Kristen Stewart) Jules Stewart. The company plans to open it in North America later this year for awards season.
The tense drama follows a powerful record producer (Goran Visnjic) who wakes from a drug-induced blackout, only to find himself locked up in K-11, the section of the Los Angeles County Men's Central jail for gay and transgender inmates.
"We are pleased to be distributing the very talented Jules Stewart’s first film," said Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff. "'K-11' is very unique to say the least and surely will raise a few eyebrows. The acting is dead on, the story is gripping, and we are gunning for multiple award nominations."
Stewart is set to follow this up with her sophomore feature, "The Locked House," for Libertine Films. The supernatural thriller concerns a 15th-century Chinese temple that is unearthed and moved to the America by a billionaire. The ancient spirits inside don't respond too well to the change of scenery.