The distributor has acquired North American rights to Sundance premiere White Bird In A Blizzard starring Shailene Woodley.

Gregg Araki directed an ensemble cast that includes Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett.

Pascal Caucheteux, Sebastien K Lemercier, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Pavlina Hatoupis and Araki produced the Why Not Productions / Desperate Pictures / Orange Studio / Wild Bunch co-production.

Magnolia is considering a release later this year on the story of an adolescent girl who must come to terms with her enigmatic mother’s disappearance. 

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and vp of acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg negotiated the deal with CAA and Wild Bunch on behalf of the filmmakers.