First Look Studios has nabbed North American rights to Nick Vallelonga’s thriller “Stiletto.” The story centers on a female assassin (Stana Katic) for a crime syndicate. Tom Berenger, Michael Biehn, Tom Sizemore also star.
Liberation Entertainment has picked up North American rights to “Tokyo!,” the film triptych from all-star directors Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Joon-ho Bong set in the Japanese metropolis. The film premiered at Cannes and will be released by Liberation in theaters later this year.
First Independent Pictures has landed U.S. distribution rights to “Sixty Six,” a soccer bar mitzvah comedy from Working Title. “Made of Honor” helmer Paul Weiland directs the story of the mother (Helena Bonham Carter) of a boy whose bar mitzvah conflicts with the 1966 World Cup finals, in which England is playing. An August release is planned.
IFC has snapped up North American rights to “The Chaser,” the Korean actioner that Warner Bros. has already purchased for remake. Story sees a pimp outrun the police in a race against time to save the victim of a serial killer. IFC will likely release the film late this year or early in 2009.
Lightning Media has scored U.S. rights to Amy Redford’s Sundance fest premiere “The Guitar.” The drama stars Saffron Burrows as a dying woman who undergoes a spiritual transformation and is set for release this winter.