Cinedigm Acquires Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning Thriller 'Night Moves'

12:06 PM PST 09/20/2013 by Chris O'Falt

The eco-terrorism drama from director Kelly Reichardt will be released next spring.

Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to director Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves, which made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and won the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival earlier this month. The film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard, tells the story of a group of young radicals plotting to blow up a hydroelectric dam in Oregon.   

As The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney touched upon in his mostly favorable review from Venice, Reichardt is known for being a minimalist filmmaker and Night Moves is far more dialogue- and plot-driven than her four previous films.  Combined with its well-known stars, Cinedigm might have reason to believe this thriller can find a bigger audience than Reichardt’s early releases.

VENICE REVIEW: Night Moves

“Kelly is one of the most original and distinctive voices in American cinema today. An expansion on her previous work, Night Moves maintains that unique Kelly stamp that long ago made us huge fans,” said Vincent Scordino, Cinedigm’s senior vice president of theatrical releasing, in a statement.

The film is a production of Maybach Film Productions, RT Features and filmscience. It was produced by Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim and Rodrigo Teixeira.

The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm’s Director of Acquisitions Emily Rothschild with UTA representing the filmmakers.

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