The next new release from Searchlight Pictures is a British film called, “Rye Lane”, which is a romantic comedy that stars David Jonsson (“Industry,” “Deep State”) and Vivian Oparah (“Class,” “The Rebel”), as Dom and Yas, two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, who connect over the course of an eventful day in South London – helping each other deal with their nightmare exes, and potentially restoring their faith in romance.

Searchlight Pictures, BBC Film, and BFI create the film.  It is a production of DJ Films and Turnover Films. Written by Nathan Bryon and Tom Melia, and directed by Raine Allen-Miller, the film is produced by Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo and Damian Jones. Kharmel Cochrane is the casting director, Olan Collardy is the director of photography, Victoria Boydell is the editor, Anna Rhodes is the production designer, with costume design by Cynthia Lawrence-John, hair and make-up by Bianca Simone Scott, and an original score by Kwes. The film was developed with the assistance of BBC Film, and funded by Searchlight Pictures, BBC Film and the BFI (awarding National Lottery funding). Executive Producers are Eva Yates and Rose Garnett for BBC Films, Kristin Irving for the BFI, Sophie Meyer, Paul Grindey and Charles Moore.

“Rye Lane” is coming to cinemas first in the United Kingdom on March 17th 2023, and is going to be released on March 31st 2023, on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in many countries around the world, including Canada and Australia.

During a recent interview with Deadline to promote the new film, the director, Raine Allen-Miller was asked how they feel about the film heading straight to Hulu in the states, to which they replied:

As a director, you dream of your film being projected. I want those amazing faces to be projected on a big screen and for that amazing location to be presented on the big screen. However, I think cinema should be accessible in every sense of the word, and some people can’t go to the theater physically, and some can’t afford it. Some people don’t want to after COVID, so it’s great that it will be on a streaming service that’s so broad. So there’s a combination of feelings. The craftsperson in me is a little disappointed about it not being projected everywhere, but at the same time, it’s a positive thing.


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