Acquistions: Red, Years, Robbed

“Magnolia Pictures has picked up Trygve Allister Diesen and Lucky McKee’s thriller “Red” penned by Stephen Susco. The tale of retribution begins with the search of an elderly man (Brian Cox) for justice when his dog is murdered, ultimately leading to a series of unsavory and violent events. A late Summer release is planned…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has picked up Wayne Wang’s family drama “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers” which tells the story of a Chinese father (Henry O) seeking reconciliation with his American immigrant daughter while striking up a friendship with an Iranian woman…” (full details)

“IFC Entertainment is in final negotiations to pick up “The Pleasure of Being Robbed,” the only American film selected for the Directors’ Fortnight section of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Writer-director Joshua Safdie’s comedic and atmospheric feature debut follows a young woman (co-screenwriter Eleonore Hendricks) as she travels through New York City, finding pleasure in “borrowing” the belongings of others…” (full details)