ROUND-UP: CBS Films has acquired US rights to David Mackenzie’s action heist thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Sierra/Affinity commences sales in Cannes.
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment developed the project with Film 44 and will co-produce and co-finance with Odd Lot, which has come on board.
Principal photography is set to begin on May 26 in New Mexico on Comancheria, about a Texas Ranger in pursuit of bank robber brothers. Red-hot Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan wrote the screenplay.
Kimmel, Peter Berg and Julie Yorn produce while Carla Hacken and Gigi Pritzker serve as executive producers.
CBS Films brokered the deal with WME Global and UTA.
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired two Cannes 2014 titles, taking US rights to Alice Rohrwacher’s Grand Prix winner The Wonders from The Match Factory and North America on Daniel Wolfe’s Directors’ Fortnight entry Catch Me Daddy from Altitude Film Sales. O-Scope plans to release both films this year.
Shout! Factor has picked up US rights from XYZ Films to The Editor for cross-platform distribution, reports Nadia Tseng. Kennedy/Brooks Inc founders Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy directed the giallo-inspired film horror-comedy that premiered in Toronto last year.