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"Shot," "Belle," "Rover" Set For Release

By Garth Franklin Monday July 1st 2013 11:40AM
"Shot," "Belle," "Rover" Set For Release

It has been a busy few days for acquisitions with three films scoring deals for distribution in North America.

First off the line is David M. Rosenthal's thriller "A Single Shot" starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Isaacs and Kelly Reilly.

Rockwell plays a deer hunter who accidentally shoots a young woman and discovers a box of money near her body. In a desperate panic, he takes the cash but is soon hunted by a group of hardened criminals through the backwoods of West Virginia.

Tribeca Film and Well Go USA have scored the U.S. rights and will release the film on VOD formats (iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, and Google Play) on August 20th ahead of a theatrical release in major markets on September 20th.

Next up, Fox Searchlight has acquired most worldwide rights (including the U.S. and U.K.) to Amma Asante's biopic "Belle". A Spring 2014 release is planned.

Gugu Mbatha plays Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who played a key role in the abolition of slavery in England.

Finally, A24 has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to "Animal Kingdom" director David Michod's slow-burn thriller "The Rover" starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

The revenge tale is set in the Australian desert in the near future and will hit screens sometime next year.

Source: Screen Daily

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