Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have jointly acquired all US rights to Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence, set to premiere in Venice on Thursday (August 28). In other news, Open Road has dated Triple Nine, Millennium has acquired The World Made Straight and Lionsgate plans a Saw tenth anniversary re-release.
Oppenheimer’s follow-up to The Act Of Killing will receive its Canadian premiere in Toronto on September 9 and is a companion piece to this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary.
The Look Of Silence (pictured) explores the legacy of the Indonesian genocide from the victim’s point of view, following the brother of a murdered man as he confronts the killers.
Signe Byrge Sørensen produced and the executive producers are Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer.
The parties plan a summer 2015 US release and negotiated the deal with Cinephil’s Philippa Kowarsky for Sorensen and Final Cut For Real.
- Open Road has set a September 11 release for the John Hillcoat thriller Triple Nine starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson. Hillcoat directed the story from a screenplay by Matt Cook about a crooked unit of police officers that plans an ill-fated heist. Rounding out the key cast are Casey Affleck and Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Godot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins Jr. Anonymous Content, Sierra/Affinity and Worldview Entertainment are financing and producing.
Millennium Entertainment has picked up US rights to the coming-of-age thriller The World Made Straight and will release the film theatrically in February 2015. Myriad Pictures handles world sales to the story of a rural community with dark secrets. Jeremy Irvine and Minka Kelly star and David Burris directed. Todd Labarowski of Dreambridge Films, Daniel Wagner of Bifrost Pictures and Michael Wrenn produced and Brad and Melissa Coolidge, Robert Ogden Barnum, Katie Mustard and Kirk D’Amico served as executive producers. Dreambridge Films, Bifrost Pictures and Three Point Capital financed the film. Myriad and Entertainment brokered the deal with Ben Weiss and Meghan Oliver at Paradigm and Jason Resnick and Steve Break of Millennium Entertainment, Todd Labarowski of Dreambridge Films and Ian Stratford of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers finalised the agreement.
- The Orchard has acquired all US rights to Loitering With Intent, Adam Rapp’s Tribeca premiere about the trials and tribulations of two down-and-out actors in New York. Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei star.
Kirk Cameron’s production company CAMFAM Studios and Nashville-based Provident Films have signed a three-film deal starting with Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas on November 14. Samuel Goldwyn Films will distribute the film. The parties expect the second and third films to open in 2015 and 2016.
- Rialto Pictures will release Paul Grimault’s The King And The Mockingbird following a restoration by StudioCanal. The film will premiere at the New York Film Festival in October and the theatrical release is scheduled for November 21.