Skin: Jamie Bell Drama about White Supremacy Group Acquired by A24

A24 and DirecTV have acquired US distribution rights for the drama Skin out of the Toronto Film Fest.

The movie, about a man raised by skinheads who risks his life to leave a white supremacy group, premiered on Saturday night in TIFF’s Special Presentations section.

“Skin” received strong reviews and awards-season buzz for Jamie Bell’s performance as Bryon Widner, the subject of the 2011 docu Erasing Hate.

Skin, which will be released in 2019, is directed by Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv, who also produced the picture.

The cast includes Vera Farmiga, Danielle MacDonald, Mike Colter, and Bill Camp.

The movie’s other producers are Oren Moverman; Maven Pictures’ Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray; Jaime Ray Newman; and Dillon D. Jordan.

Maven, the N.Y. production and financing company, has launched festival films, among which are two directing-prize winners at Sundance: The Kindergarten Teacher and Novitiate.