After being a hit with Irish audiences in cinemas at the split end of last year, Irish comedy Deadly Cuts is now having success streaming. Rachel Carey’s salon screamer is one of the most popular titles currently on Netflix Ireland and is now set for release in Australia, South Africa, the US and Spain.
The Dublin-set hairdressing comedy is now the No.1 movie on Netflix Ireland. The feature debut from writer/director Rachel Carey also ranks in the overall Top 3 picks in Ireland on the streaming platform.
The news comes as Myriad Pictures announced yesterday that it has licensed the comedy to Level 33 Entertainment for distribution in North America. The company will release the film on March 17th, 2022, to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day.
Additional deals have also closed in Australia/New Zealand (Rialto Distribution), South Africa (Mnet), and Spain (Media Solution Partners).
Starring a strong Irish female cast including Angeline Ball (The Commitments, Shameless), Ericka Roe (Herself, Dublin Murders), Lauren Larkin (Love/Hate), Shauna Higgins (Dating Amber, Red Rock), Victoria Smurfit (Once Upon A Time, Marcella) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted), along with Aidan McArdle (Black 47, The Fall), DEADLY CUTS follows the stylists of a Dublin hair salon who become accidental vigilantes as they take on a local gang threatening their community.
Following its theatrical release in Ireland and the UK on October 8th last year, the film ranked in third place on its opening weekend behind No Time To Die and The Addams Family 2. The comedy was the most successful Irish film of 2021 and was the highest-grossing film by an Irish female director in 20 years. The film also opened in the top ten at the UK / Ireland box office.
Deadly Cuts was produced by Auveen Lush, Ciara Appelbe and Liz Gill for O’Sullivan Productions with funding from Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Virgin Media.
Watching the film earlier last year, we said:
the gags [are] hitting hard and often, sending up north and southsiders with equal precision and affection, the violence providing a madcap element that actually works.