Dakota Johnson's 'Chloe and Theo' focuses on the impact of climate change on the Arctic

Dakota Johnson and Theo Ikummaq play the title characters -- a homeless girl and the Inuit man she befriends.
By Karen Butler  |  Oct. 29, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Spotlight Pictures says it has acquired the worldwide sales rights to Arctica Films' environmentally conscious drama Chloe and Theo, which stars Dakota Johnson and Theo Ikummaq as the title characters -- a homeless girl and the Inuit man she befriends.

"Theo arrives in New York on a quest from his Arctic homeland to find the leaders of the industrialized world and convince them that climate change is real before his world melts away," a synopsis said.

Directed by Ezna Sands and co-starring Mira Sorvino, the film was championed and produced by first-time producer Monica Ord. Neither a climate scientist nor a filmmaker, Ord has spent more than 20 years in the life sciences industry and heard Ikummaq's true life tale from a friend, producer Lloyd Phillips, who challenged her to do something about it.

"Spotlight will be taking the helm in presenting this incredible film to buyers," Spotlight Chief Executive Officer Matt McCombs said in a statement Tuesday. "Chloe and Theo is a great example of filmmaking as not just entertainment, but as an entertaining instrument of change. When audiences see this touching story I am confident that they will be moved as much as we were."

"We are excited to have a company as skilled and as passionate as Spotlight Pictures selling worldwide rights to our film Chloe and Theo," added Ord. "What's happening in the Arctic and the world is very real. This film was made with the help of many amazing people in the hopes it could help plant an emotional connection for change."

Johnson will soon be seen in the eagerly anticipated erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey.

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