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"Justice," "Joe," "Moth" Score Distribution

By Garth Franklin Thursday December 15th 2011 11:53AM

Seeking Justice
It's been stuck on a shelf for a while but finally Roger Donaldson’s thriller "Seeking Justice" has scored a distribution deal with Anchor Bay Films and will get a March 16th theatrical release.

Formerly titled "The Hungry Rabbit Jumps", Nicolas Cage plays a happily married high school teacher who gets sucked into a world of violence after he hires a vigilante organisation to avenge the beating of his wife (January Jones). [Source: Screen Daily]

Killer Joe & Disconnect
Liddell Entertainment is launching a new theatrical distribution entity, LD Distribution, with William Friedkin's "Killer Joe" starring Matthew McConaughey and Henry Alex Rubin's "Disconnect" starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgård set to be the first titles released.

The studio aims to produce four to six movies a year with budgets of up to $25 million. [Source: The Wrap]

The Moth Diaries
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to "The Moth Diaries," the film adaptation of Rachel Klein's novel by "American Psycho" director Mary Harron.

The story centers on a young girl named Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), who is haunted by her father's suicide. A student at an exclusive boarding school, Rebecca empties her heart into her diary, frequently writing about her beloved roommate, Lucy (Sarah Gadon).

But the relationship changes when Ernessa (Lily Cole), arrives at school, sparking jealousy and suspicion in Rebecca. Scott Speedman also stars. [Reuters]

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