Bill Benenson arrived in Park City, Utah for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to the news that his latest film project, PATTI CAKE$ had been acquired by Fox Searchlight for $9.5 million, as confirmed by Variety Magazine.
Featuring Australian actress Danielle McDonald in her breakout role as the title character, PATTI CAKE$ tells the story Patricia Dombrowski, a loveable Jersey rapper whose quest to make it in the rap world faces heartbreaking odds. Performing under the pseudonyms Killa P and Patti Cake$. Dombrowski is, according to the PATTI CAKE$ press kit, “fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.”
PATTI CAKE$ represents the latest successful film collaboration between Benenson and Daniela Taplin Lundberg’s Stay Gold Features, a creative partnership that also includes the critically-aclaimed BEASTS OF NO NATION and the forthcoming HARRIET. HARRIET, the story of the famed abolitionist, is scheduled to begin shooting in March of this year.