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US briefs: Paladin acquires 'The Ottoman Lieutenant'

Paladin has picked up US rights from CAA to Y Production’s The Ottoman Lieutenant starring Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley.

The World War I-set drama will receive its North American premiere in Toronto on September 13 and Paladin will stage a limited qualifying run in December prior to the release proper in February 2017.

Y Production produced the film in association with Eastern Sunrise Films. Joseph directed from a screenplay by Jeff Stockwell, and Stephen Joel Brown produced.

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