Tribeca Film has taken the Apartheid drama off the shelf and will release theatrically in the second quarter of 2011 as well as on VOD and other platforms.

Tribeca Enterprises executive vice-president Adam Sloan and Tribeca Film’s acquisitions consultant Randy Manis brokered the deal with producer Daniel Iron of Foundry Films and Charlotte Mickie of international sales agent eOne.

Steven Silver’s film premiered at Toronto and stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels Van Jaarsveld and Frank Rautenbach. The story follows a group of photojournalists who drew the world’s attention to South Africa during the final days of segregation.

The Foundry Films/Out of Africa production was produced by Daniel Iron, Lance Samuels and Adam Friedlander.

The Bang Bang Club takes you deep inside the final days of Apartheid, showing you everything these photographers went through in order to show the world what was unfolding there,” Nick Savva, director of acquisitions for Tribeca Film, said. “The entire cast delivers compelling performances and the experience of watching the film is unforgettable. Tribeca Film is proud to be able to introduce US audiences to this film.”

“Entertainment One has been intimately involved and a firm believer in this film since its earliest days,” Charlotte Mickie, executive vice-president of eOne Films International, said. “This project has been a ten-year labour of love for Steven Silver and everyone involved in the project, notably the stellar cast, was infected by the passion he brought to this film. We’re thrilled that audiences across the US will have the opportunity to get caught up in this moving drama.”