London Film Festival has announced that 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation will host the world premiere of Ron’s Gone Wrong at the Festival, on Saturday 9th October, ahead of the UK release in cinemas on Friday 15th October.
This year’s LFF Family Gala will be the first film from the UK based studio, Ron’s Gone Wrong. The film is the story of Ron, a walking, talking, digitally-connected B*Bot who is malfunctioning and Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler, just wants to make his “Best Friend out of the Box” right, sending them on an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
Locksmith Animation’s hilarious and touching debut starring Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms and Rob Delaney, is sure to delight audiences young and old.
The film is directed by Jean-Philippe Vine and Sarah Smith with Octavio E. Rodriguez co-directing. The script is written by Peter Baynham & Smith. Julie Lockhart and Lara Breay produce, with Locksmith chairman Elisabeth Murdoch, Smith and Baynham serving as executive producers.
Lee Jury, Senior Vice President at Disney Studios UK and EMEA says “We at Disney are thrilled that this very special film will have a global premiere during the prestigious London Film Festival. Ron’s Gone Wrong is home grown by British studio, Locksmith Animation, and we couldn’t want for a better launch than LFF.”