Toronto-based Cinemavault has announced a slew of new sales on Stanley Tucci’s Theo van Gogh remake Blind Date.
Tucci also stars with Patricia Clarkson in the story of a couple trying to reconcile after the tragic loss of their daughter.
As previously reported, Variance FIlms plans a US theatrical release of Blind Date this autumn, with E1 taking on US DVD and VOD rights and the Sundance Channel taking exclusive US cable TV rights.
Blind Date is an A-Film release in Benelux.
Deals have also been struck for Canada (Peace Arch), Scandinavia (CCV), Poland (Solopan), Greece (Spentzos), Eastern Europe and Latin America (HBO), Switzerland (Rialto), CIS (Maywin Media), Portugal (Lusomundo), Turkey (Mars/Digital Platform), Middle East (Front Row), India (Alliance) and Israel (DBS).
The US/Dutch co-production was an official selection at Sundance.
Blind Date is the second remake in the Theo van Gogh trilogy, after Steve Buscemi’s Interview. The next film in the series based on films by the late Dutch filmmaker will be Somewhere Tonight, previously titled 1-900. Somewhere Tonight will shoot this summer starring John Turturro and Katherine Borowitz.
The entire trilogy is being sold worldwide by Cinemavault. Producers for the series are Bruce Weiss of New York’s Ironworks and Gijs van de Westelaken of Netherlands-based Column Films.