First Run Features has acquired Duane Baughman’s documentary Bhutto based on the life of the assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto.
The film premiered at Sundance earlier in the year and will open in theatres in November. First Run Features president Seymour Wishman negotiated the deal with executive producer Glenn Aveni of Icon TMI.
“We’re pleased to be working with Duane, Glenn, and their team on the release of Bhutto,” Wishman in a statement. “The story of Benazir Bhutto and the Bhutto family is Shakespearean in its scope and drama, and Duane’s comprehensive and revealing film will entertain and enlighten audiences around the world.”
“Bhutto was a global leader of our times and we’re confident this story will resonate with North American audiences,” Aveni said. “First Run Features is the perfect theatrical partner for Bhutto and we’re thrilled to be working with them.”