Amazon Studios announces release date of comedy ‘Boyz in the Wood’

Amazon Studios has revealed that they’ve acquired the rights to anarchic comedy Boyz in the Hood, which stars and is exec produced by Eddie Izzard.

The film, which will open Friday 7 August worldwide on Amazon Prime Video, is an anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers, and hallucinogenic rabbit s****s.

Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot are teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip-based on a real-life program-known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where foraging, teamwork and orienteering are the order of the day. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with straight-laced Ian, a fellow camper determined to play by the rules. After veering off-path into remote farmland that’s worlds away from their urban comfort zone, the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy force hell-bent on extinguishing their futures.

From writer-director Ninian Doff-making his feature debut after a slew of award-winning music videos and short films, Boyz in the Wood stars Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickey, Georgie Glen, James Cosmo and a breakout young cast featuring Samuel Bottomley, Viraj Juneja, Rian Gordon, and Lewis Gribben.

**WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD – MIDNIGHTS – SXSW 2019**

**WINNER: JUST FILM GRAND PRIX FOR BEST YOUTH FILM – TALLIN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2019**

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