Roadside Attractions has picked up US rights to Edward Zwick’s true crime drama Trial By Fire starring Laura Dern and Jack O’Connell.
The distributor plans a May 17 release for the story of an imprisoned death row inmate and a mother of two from Houston who battles 12 years for his freedom.
Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious) adapted the screenplay from David Grann’s article originally published in The New Yorker.
Trial By Fire received its world premiere at Telluride 2018. Zwick produced alongside Allyn Stewart, Kipp Nelson and Alex Soros. Executive Producers are Kathryn Dean and Marshall Herskovitz.
Roadside Attractions’ Howard Cohen brokered the deal with Cinetic Media.