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LONDON, UK (March 28, 2023) – Disney+ announced today that Searchlight Pictures’ “Rye Lane” will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ on May 3, 2023 in the UK & Ireland.
From director Raine Allen-Miller, RYE LANE 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 present RYE LANE, a DJ Films and Turnover Films production. Written by Nathan Bryon & 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.
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ABOUT SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES
Searchlight Pictures is a global specialty film and television company that develops, produces, finances and acquires motion pictures and series for both worldwide theatrical and streaming releases. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and is part of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 1994 as Fox Searchlight Pictures, the company’s titles have grossed over $5 billion worldwide, amassing 46 Academy Awards including five Best Picture winners since 2009: “Slumdog Millionaire”, “12 Years a Slave”, “Birdman”, “The Shape of Water”, and “Nomadland”; 55 BAFTA Awards, 32 Golden Globe Awards, and 10 Grammy Awards. Searchlight Television, the division which develops and produces series for streaming, network, and cable partners, earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress and an additional 5 nominations for its first production “The Dropout'' from Elizabeth Meriwether, in partnership with Hulu and 20th Studios. Searchlight recently released Mark Mylod’s “The Menu”; Martin McDonagh’s Academy Award nominated “The Banshees of Inisherin”; Andrew Ahn’s “Fire Island”; and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Oscar-winning documentary feature “Summer Of Soul” (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” with Hulu and in partnership with Disney’s Onyx Collective. Upcoming releases include Stephen Williams’ “Chevalier”; Eva Longoria’s “Flamin’ Hot”; Taika Waititi’s “Next Goal Wins”; and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things”.
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