Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Rufus Norris’ Critics’ Week opener, while The Cinema Guild has swooped on US rights to Museum Hours and Freestyle Digital Media will release Amphibious (pictured) in North America.

Broken stars Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and newcomer Eloise Laurence and is based on Daniel Clay’s novel of the same name about a dysfunctional neighbourhood.

Film Movement plans a first quarter theatrical launch in New York to be followed by limited nationwide roll-out and a day-and-date VoD debut. Company president Adley Gartenstein negotiated the deal with Carole Baraton of Wild Bunch.

The Cinema Guild has acquired all US rights to Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours, which centres on a chance meeting between a Vienna museum guard and an enigmatic visitor that triggers an exploration of their lives and how art reflects and shapes the world.

The film premiered in Locarno and screened in Toronto. Ryan Krivoshey of The Cinema Guild negotiated the deal with Pierre Menahem of MPM Film. It will open theatrically in 2013.

Freestyle Digital Media will release Brian Yuzna’s creature feature Amphibious in North America on VoD and digital platforms on Oct 9 followed by DVD shortly thereafter.

The film recounts the adventures of a scientist and crew who discover an evil beast in the Sumatran Sea. Yuzna produced with San Fu Maltha and the cast includes Michael Paré, Janna Fassaert and Verdi Solaiman. Freestyle Digital Media brokered the deal with Celsius managing director Thierry Wase-Bailey.

  • Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada and Raven Banner Entertainment will release Rue Morgue magazine publisher turned filmmaker Rodrigo Gudiño’s debut feature The Last Will And Testament Of Rosalind Leigh. The film will open in 2013 after premiering at the Cannes market last May. Aaron Poole and Vanessa Redgrave star in the story of a man who buys a haunted house from his estranged mother. Marco Pecota produced for Rue Morgue Cinema and Telefilm Canada participated.
  • Birch Tree Entertainment division Action Slate Releasing will release Noboru Iguchi’s martial arts festival hit Dead Sushi in North America in association with Millennium Entertainment.