Magnolia Pictures turns up heat on ‘The Brass Teapot’

By Mark Olsen

Following its world premiere last weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, “The Brass Teapot” was picked up for North American distribution by Magnolia Pictures, with a current plan to release the film on video-on-demand ahead of a theatrical opening sometime in 2013.

The debut feature by commercial and music video director Ramaa Mosely, the film centers on a down-on-their-luck couple (Juno Temple, Michael Angarano) who come into possession of an ancient artifact, the titular teapot, which dispenses money when in the vicinity of pain and suffering. Tim Macy adapted his own short story for the screen.

In a statement, Magnolia President Eammon Bowles said, “‘The Brass Teapot’ is a remarkably funny and assured debut from the very talented Ramaa Mosley. Michael Angarano and Juno Temple have terrific chemistry in this dark comedy that manages to be sincerely sweet and romantic without ever losing its bite.”



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