Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus starring Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams. Separately, Cinema Guild has acquired Asghar Farhadi’s 2009 mystery About Elly.
The reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s 1973 cult horror classic Ganja & Hess debuted earlier this year at the American Black Film Festival after a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund production.
Gravitas has set a February 13 theatrical and VOD release on the comedy romance about people addicted to blood.
Stephen Tyrone Williams, Elvis Nolasco and Zaraah Abrahams star.
Nolan Gallagher of Gravitas brokered the deal with ICM Partners on behalf of 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks.
- Cinema Guild has picked up all US rights from DreamLab Films to Asghar Farhadi’s mystery. Cinema Guild has set an April 8 New York theatrical release prior to nationwide expansion for the story of an Iranian teacher on a visit to the seaside who goes missing. About Elly premiered at the 2009 Berlinale where it won the Silver Bear for best director. After the film won best film in Tribeca it was acquired for distribution but was never released.