The company has picked up North American rights from ICM Partners to Stephen Belber’s drama starring Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard.
The story, based on Belber’s Tony-nominated stage play, premiered at Tribeca and follows a couple who visit a renowned dance instructor ostensibly to interview him about his past.
David Permut, Matt Ratner and Rick Rosenthal produced while David Beitchman, Adam Brawer, Chris Mangano, Nick Morton and Lawrence Kopeikin are the executive producers.
- Gravitas Ventures has picked up US rights from UTA to fashion photographer and filmmaker Carter Smith’s Jamie Marks Is Dead. The teen horror thriller is based on Christopher Barzak’s novel One For Sorrow and premiered at Sundance. The cast includes Cameron Monaghan, Morgan Saylor and Liv Tyler. Verisimilitude’s Alexander Orlovsky and Hunter Gray produced with Jacob Jaffke, Omri Bezalel and Smith. Gravitas has set an August 29 theatrical and digital release.
- MCN The Orchard has acquired world rights to Jeffrey Radice’s sports film No No: A Dockumentary, which examines the life surrounding Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, who in 1970 famously threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD. The feature premiered at Sundance and will be available through The Orchard’s documentary imprint Opus Docs. The Orchard will distribute theatrically in the US and via digital channels internationally.
- GKIDS will distribute Studio Ghibli’s documentary The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness in North America, ahead of its slot at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Mami Sunada directed the fly-on-the-wall look at the inner workings of one of the world’s most enigmatic and successful animation studios. GKIDS handles North American distribution of the Studio Ghibli library.