THINKFilmhas picked up all worldwide rights to James Ponsoldt's

coming-of-agedrama Off The Black, which premiered at Sundanceand

starsNick Nolte and Trevor Morgan.

Thedistributor plans a November release in the US and will introduce

internationalrights to buyers on the Croisette this week.

OffThe Black charts the fateful friendship between a high school

umpireand the young man who accompanies him to his 40th high school

reunionwhile pretending to be his son. Timothy Hutton and Sally

Kirklandalso star.

"Jamesis a wonderful, classical storyteller, and he has shown equal

strengthwith a veteran like Nick and a newer performer like Trevor,

bothof whom are absolutely marvellous in the film," THINKFilm's head

ofdomestic distribution Mark Urman said.

ForensicFilm's Scott Macaulay and Robin O'Hara produced and Bob

Hariri,Meg Mortimer, Maggie Meade and Steve Kalafer handled executive


THINKFilm'spresident of acquisitions Daniel Katz and vice president

ofbusiness affairs Richard Rapkowksi negotiated the deal with Andrew

Herwitzof the Film Sales Company and Victoria Cook of Frankfult,

Kurnit,Klein and Selz on behalf of the producers.