Roadside Attractions and Vertical Entertainment have acquired Jake Scott’s drama American Woman starring Sienna Miller.
The distributors have set a June 14 theatrical release for the film, which premiered in Toronto last year. Endeavor Content represents international rights. Mill House Motion Pictures and Romulus Entertainment round out the US distribution partnership.
Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul and Amy Madigan also star in the drama set in rural Pennsylvania where a mother’s life is changed forever after her teenage daughter disappears. Left to raise her young grandson, it is only years later that the truth finally emerges.
Brad Ingelsby wrote the screenplay and producers are Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss, and Brad Feinstein. Erika Olde, Shea Kammer, Joseph F. Ingrassia, Ryan Stowell, Jordan Foley, Jonathan Rosenthal and Ingelsby served as executive producers.
“Sienna Miller delivers a triumph of a performance that is the beating heart of this unforgettable film,” Roadside co-founder Eric d’Arbeloff and Vertical’s Peter Jarowey, who made the announcement with Roadside co-founder Howard Cohen and Vertical’s Rich Goldberg, said. “Her transformation over an 11 year journey during which American Woman unfolds blew us away. Jake Scott has done a magnificent job telling this emotional, layered and complex story while nurturing brilliant performances from an outstanding cast.”
Scott added, “American Woman is a film about resilience and transformation. It’s a story of one woman’s hope and the capacity she has to change, to forgive and to endure. Sienna’s fearlessness and determination to go deep into this character is revelatory, and we’re all thrilled to be in business with Roadside and for audiences to see the film in theaters this summer.”
Cohen, Goldberg and Jarowey brokered the deal with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.