Screen Media Films has taken US rights to Michael Winterbottom’s The Face Of An Angel starring Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Valerio Mastandrea and Cara Delevingne. In other news, Breaking Glass has picked up Larry Clark’s Marfa Girl.

The film premiered in Toronto and will screen at the London Film Festival on October 18. BBC Films financed alongside Multitrade, Ypsilon Films, Lipsync, Revolution Films and the Tuscan region.

The story centres on a filmmaker who endures torment and a change of focus when he sets out to adapt a book about the trial of an American woman charged with murdering her flatmate. Paul Viragh wrote the screenplay.

Melissa Parmenter produced The Face Of An Angel and the executive producers are Christine Langan, Eric Anidjar, Leon Benarroch, Roberto Mitrani, Norman Merry, Ed Wethered, Anthony Jabre, Reza Safinia and Susana Hornil.

Screen Media negotiated the deal with WestEnd Films and plans a second quarter 2015 release.

  • Philadelphia-based Breaking Glass Pictures has set a winter theatrical run after acquiring North American rights to Larry Clark’s drama Marfa Girl. Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff negotiated the deal with Ryan McCombs of Spotlight Pictures for the film about young people living in the West Texas town of Marfa near the Mexico–US border.