23 Jun Deadline: Freestyle Acquires ‘Divos!’
By Patrick Hipes
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired U.S. rights to Divos!, a high school comedy directed by Ryan Patrick Bartley. It will bow day and date on digital and DVD on July 14. Matt Steele penned the script and stars as Ricky Redmond, a self-proclaimed “Broadway Legend” who is forced to share the spotlight with the school’s star athlete (Brundidge) in the high school musical. Marissa Jaret Winokur, Nicole Sullivan, Jayson Bernard, Jason Stuart and Jake Busey also star in the ensemble. “There’s always that one kid who takes the school play way too seriously,” said Steele. “Divos! is for those kids whose year is made or broken the day the cast list is posted.” Steele also produces with Bernard, Roberto Rosario Jr., Bartley, Javier Montoya, Maria Capp and Kristi Kilday.