The distributor has acquired all North American rights from Myriad Pictures to the crime drama starring Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas. Separately, Kino Lorber has acquired The Wanted 18 and Starz will release Every Secret Thing.
Electric Slide (pictured) premiered at Tribeca earlier in the year and tells of a broke 1980’s Los Angeles furniture store owner who embarks on a string of bank robberies with his lover.
Tristan Patterson directed from his own screenplay based on an article by Timothy Ford.
Rounding out the key cast are Chloe Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Lambert and Vinessa Shaw.
Media House Capital and Myriad Pictures co-financed the film and Myriad handles world sales.
Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico produced with Hans Ritter and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon. Philip von Alvensleben served as executive producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ford, Brad Simpson, Media House Capital’s Aaron Gilbert and Pat Murray, Jacob Pechenik of Venture Forth, Eric Eisner and John Wells.
D’Amico and Tom Loftus negotiated the deal for Myriad with UTA Independent Film Group’s Bec Smith and Hailey Wierengo and Evan Crooke of Paragon.
- Kino Lorber has picked up all US rights to Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan’s Palestinian documentary and recent Toronto world premiere The Wanted 18, produced by Montreal-based Intuitive Pictures in co-production with the National Film Board,
- Starz has acquired Amy Berg’s psychological thriller and Tribeca premiere Every Secret Thing starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning.