Crystal Sky's genre label Renegade Worldwide has acquired allrights to Renzo Martinelli's European thriller The Stone Merchant starring Harvey Keitel, Jane, March,Jordi Molla, and F Murray Abraham.
Renegade, which is run by Patrick Ewald, will introduce the filmto buyers at AFM. The film is a co-production between Martinelli Film CompanyInternational, Medusa Film and Creative Partners International.
The Stone Merchant has already opened in Italy and grossed morethan $1m. The story explores the fall-out when a terror bomb victim's wife isduped into having an affair with one of the masterminds. The story is based onCorrado Calabro's novel Remember To Forget Her.
"The Stone Merchant is an exciting and timely movie that explores just howfragile we all are in a modern world," Ewald said. "The ironic themewithin this brilliant piece is that the same freedom which allows us to speakopenly and travel anywhere in the world can also be a dangerous trap when it isleft unchecked.
"A master of the political thriller, Renzo Martinelli hascrafted an accomplished and gripping story of how one young couple are pulled intosuch a dangerous game."
Renegade's production slate includes horror title The Devil'sChair starring AndrewHoward, Elize Du Toit and Louise Brooks.