Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Stanley Tucci’s drama “Final Portrait”. The film centers on the friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) and artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush)
Saban Films has acquired U.S. rights to Brian Smrz’s “24 Hours to Live” starring Ethan Hawke, Xu Qing, Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham and Rutger Hauer. The story follows a career assassin who turns rogue after his latest mission goes awry.
Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American rights to the supernatural thriller “Awaken the Shadowman” starring James Zimbardi, Skyler Caleb, and Jean Smart. The story centers on two brothers who reunite after their mother’s mysterious disappearance – and soon they uncover a hidden cult. The film get a limited theatrical on July 21st followed by on-demand on July 25th.
Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to the Manolo Blahnik documentary “Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards”. The film includes interviews with Blahnik and countless fashion world figures.
Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to animated family comedy “Duck Duck Goose” which features the voices of Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya and Lance Lim. An April 2018 release is planned.
Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired all U.S. rights to Francis Lee’s festival breakout hit “God’s Own Country”. The studios are planning an early fall theatrical release.
Bleecker Street has acquired North American distribution rights to Elizabeth Chomko’s family drama “What They Had” starring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster and Taissa Farmiga. A 2018 release is planned.
Epic Pictures Releasing has acquired North American rights to Dwight Little’s true-crime thriller “Last Rampage” starring Robert Patrick as psychopath Gary Tison along with Heather Graham and Bruce Davison. A wide release is planned for September 22nd.
IFC Films has bought all domestic rights to Jamie M. Dagg’s Alaska-set thriller “Sweet Virginia” starring Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young.
Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s sci-fi/horror film “The Endless”. The story follows two brothers who return to the death cult from which they fled a decade ago, only to find there may have been truth to their claims. A traditional platform theatrical release in early 2018 is planned.
Finally, Netflix has nabbed U.S. rights to Tom Tykwer’s sixteen-episode period crime series “Babylon Berlin” which is set in the sophisticated and seamy world of 1920s Berlin.