Ketchup Entertainment has acquired Savannah starring Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor and will release theatrically on Aug 23 and on DVD and VoD on Sept 24. Fabrication Films represents international rights.

Annette Haywood-Carter directed from a screenplay she co-wrote with Kenneth F Carter Jr about a man in the early 1800s who leaves behind a life of privilege to live off the land with a freed slave.

Haywood-Carter adapted the novel Ward Allen: Savannah River Market Hunter by John Eugene Cay Jr.

Jaimie Alexander, Hal Holbrook, Sam Shepard, Bradley Whitford and Jack McBrayer round out the cast.

Ketchup Entertainment CEO Gareth West and head of acquisitions Stephen Stanley negotiated the deal with ICM Partners’ Peter Trinh.