Adopt Films has picked up Effie Gray for the US and plans a spring theatrical release.

Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay to Effie Gray starring Dakota Fanning stars in the title role as the former teen bride of 19th century art critic John Ruskin.

Gray later married pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais and bore eight children.

  • Factory 25 has acquired North American theatrical rights to Lance Edmands’ directorial debut drama Bluebird starring John Slattery, Amy Morton, Louisa Krause, Emily Meade, Margo Martindale and Adam Driver. The distributor has set a February 27 New York release followed by nationwide theatrical roll-out. Sundance Artist Services will oversee the digital release via iTunes, Amazon and other outlets.
  • Gravitas Ventures has taken North American  theatrical, VOD and DVD rights to Stephen Kijak’s documentary Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of and set a January 30 VOD release.