An ordinary man

Saban Films has picked up North American rights to Brad Silberling’s An Ordinary Man starring Ben Kingsley and Hera Hilmar.

Silberling, whose credits include City Of Angels, directed from his screenplay about a war criminal in hiding who forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world – his maid. Hilmar stars in Peter Jackson’s upcoming Mortal Engines.

Rick Dugdale produced An Ordinary Man for LA-based Enderby Entertainment, alongside Kingsley and Silberling. Daniel Petrie Jr. serves as executive producer.

Saban Films plans a second quarter theatrical release. Ness Saban and Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal with Enderby on behalf of the filmmakers.

“Sir Ben Kingsley is the epitome of class, boldness, and exalting talent,” Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said. “He has truly captivated us with An Ordinary Man.”

Saban Films acquired Craig William Macneill’s provocative period drama Lizzie starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart in Sundance.

The company also recently truck a partnership with Toronto-based Mongrel Media to release its 2018 North American titles in Canada. The roster includes Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds; Roland Joffe’s The Forgiven with Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg; and Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms’ Small Town Crime with John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer.