“Foot,” “Dogs,” “Silence” Get Picked Up

Amazon Studios has picked up the rights to Gus Van Sant’s biopic drama “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” on May 11th. Based on John Callahans memoir, the story follows a man (Joaquin Phoenix) paralyzed after a car accident who turns to drawing as a form of therapy. Jonah Hill and Jack Black also star.

Next up, Jennifer Morrison’s feature directorial debut “Sun Dogs” has ended up at Netflix with the streaming service taking the worldwide rights to the film. Michael Angarano, Melissa Benoist, Xzibit, Allison Janney and Ed O’Neill co-star.

The story follows an intellectually limited young man, desperate to serve in the armed forces despite countless rejections, searching for meaning in his own life. He soon sets his sights on a casino manager who may or may not be a terrorist mastermind.

Also today, Global Road Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to the John Leonetti-directed suspense thriller “The Silence” based on the novel by Tim Lebbon. Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, Kiernan Shipka and John Corbett star.

The story follows a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have bred for decades in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain.