RLJE Films has acquired North American rights from XYZ Films to Blumhouse Productions’ SXSW selection Adopt A Highway starring Ethan Hawke.
Logan Marshall-Green wrote his feature film directorial debut about an ex-con (Hawke) trying to go straight who finds a baby in a dumpster. Elaine Hendrix, Diane Gaeta, Betty Gabriel, Mo McRae, Chris Sullivan, Nate Mooney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Loni Love, and Anne-Marie Johnson round out the key cast.
RLJE Films plans to release the film theatrically, on VOD and digital platforms on November 1.
Adopt A Highway received its world premiere in the Narrative Spotlight section at SXSW. Hawke, Jason Blum, Ryan Hawke, Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks, and John Lang produced.
RLJE chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward and Jess De Leo negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin from XYZ Films and ICM Partners on behalf of Blumhouse.