The distributor has reunited with See-Saw Films, the producers behind Oscar winner The King’s Speech, and acquired US rights from HanWay Films to the true-life Australian drama.
John Curran directed Tracks, which premiered in Venice and screened at Telluride over the weekend ahead of the official North American premiere in Toronto.
Mia Wasikowska stars as Robyn Davidson, the young woman who abandoned city life to trek 2,000 miles across the Australian outback accompanied by her dog and four camels. She encountered National Geographical photographer Rck Smolan, played by Adam Driver, who chronicled her voyage.
Emile Sherman and Iain Canning produced Tracks and Marion Nelson adapted the screenplay from Davidson’s memoirs.
Tracks was produced and financed with support from Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival, Screen New South Wales, Deluxe and Cross City Sales.
CAA, Hanway MD Thorsten Schumacher and Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb brokered the deal with TWC COO David Glasser and president/MD of European acquisitions Robert Walak.
HanWay previously licensed rights to eOne for the UK, BIM for Italy, Transmission for Australia and Scot Elite for Switzerland.
Remaining territories are available heading into Toronto.