Cinema Guild snaps up 'Unforeseen'

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NEW YORK -- The Cinema Guild has acquired "The Unforeseen," an environmental documentary set in America's heartland from exec producers Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, for U.S. distribution.

Laura Dunn's feature debut follows Gary Bradley, a onetime Texas farm boy who created miles of Austin subdivision housing in the 1980s and '90s. The film looks at the fight over his large-scale development at a nearby pure water source backed by George W. Bush's state administration.

Malick ("Badlands," "The Thin Red Line") persuaded his fellow Austin director Dunn to make "Unforseen" after seeing her Student Academy Award-winning environmental docu short "Green." The film premiered at Redford's Sundance Film Festival in January and was an official selection of the South by Southwest Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. It was produced by Dunn, Douglas Sewell and Jeff Sewell.

The Cinema Guild plans a New York and Los Angeles theatrical release in the fall, followed by a platform release around the country. The deal was negotiated by TCG director of distribution for Ryan Krivoshey with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and Roger Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment repping the filmmakers.
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