RADiUS-TWC concluded an on-site buy of a festival film on Saturday night [18] as it acquired North American rights to Blue Ruin.

Jeremy Saulnier’s Quinzaine entry had been eagerly anticipated and the young filmmaker is on a lot of people’s watch lists.

Blue Ruin centres on a man who receives unwelcome news and sets off for his childhood home on a revenge mission.

Anish Savjani, Richard Peete and Vincent Savino produced and RADiUS plans an autumn release.

“Blue Ruin is a masterpiece and a future cult classic,” said co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego. “It is one of the most exceptional discoveries of the last few years thanks to Jeremy’s deft hand. Having worked with him on Murder Party, we couldn’t be more excited for our second collaboration.”

“Tom and I go way back when he championed my first film Murder Party,” said Saulnier. “I’m thrilled that my new film has found a home with him. RADiUS is absolutely the perfect fit for Blue Ruin.”

Quinn and Janego negotiated the deal with Memento’s Ram Murali, Emilie Georges and Tanja Meissner.