Quiver Distribution has acquired North American rights to disaster thriller 13 Minutes, feature directing debut of Toronto-based filmmaker Lindsay Gossling.
With an ensemble cast including Trace Adkins, Thora Birch, Peter Facinelli, Anne Heche, Will Peltz, Davi Santos, Amy Smart, Sofia Vassilieva and Paz Vega, the film is set in a US heartland town where a tornado forces four families to overcome their differences in order to survive.
Quiver has set the film for a US/Canada release on October 29 in select theatres and on video-on-demand.
Gossling, whose previous credits include writing and producing 2018 Sundance entry Un Traductor, also wrote the script for 13 Minutes, based on a story she developed with Travis Farncombe.
Involving Pictures produced the film in association with ImpactWX and Elevated Films. Gossling, Farncombe and Karen Harnisch produced. They also served as executive producers alongside Cassian Elwes, Jere Hausfater, Sarah Hooper, Arianne Fraser, Delphine Perrier and Henry Winterstern.
Highland Film Group is representing foreign rights to the film.
Gossling commented: “I am absolutely overjoyed to be able to share this engaging, thrilling ride of a film with audiences. It goes beyond the average disaster movie and hopefully will give people something to talk about. It was a pleasure to collaborate with this exceptional cast.”
Quiver Distribution co-presidents Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman added: “We are excited to be able to share Lindsay’s portrayal of this authentic and captivating story with audiences. The diversity among this outstanding ensemble cast is emblematic of the American heartland.”