Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired all rights in all media, excluding airlines, in North America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Germany, Switzerland, and Thailand to The Burnt Orange Heresy.
Guiseppe Capotondi’s film stars Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland and closed Venice Film Festival, where it won the Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award. It received its North American premiere in Toronto International Film Festival, where it played in Gala Presentations.
Bang plays ambitious art critic James Figueras, fallen from grace and lecturing tourists in Milan, where he falls for the enigmatic American, Berenice (Debicki).
Opportunity knocks when wealthy art dealer Joseph Cassidy (Jagger) summons Figueras to Lake Como and asks him to steal a painting from the legendary reclusive artist Jerome Debney (Sutherland).
The Burnt Orange Heresy is based on Scott B. Smith’s screenplay adapted from the novel by Charles Willeford. David Zander, William Horberg, and David Lancaster served as producers, and the executive producers are Sienna Aquilini, Aeysha Walsh, Dante Ariola, August Zander, Charlie Dombek, Sherborne Media, Rumble Films, Indiana Production Company, The Ingenious Group, and Hanway Films.
SPC brokered the deal with CAA Media Finance and UTA. Hanway Films handles international sales.
In Toronto SPC acquired Lyrebird and screened festival titles The Climb, Frankie, The Song Of Names, The Traitor, Where’s My Roy Cohn, Greed, and Pain And Glory.