'Henry's Crime' Finds U.S. Distributor

1:23 PM PST 11/17/2010 by Borys Kit
Company Films/Mimran Schur Pictures

Henry's Crime, the romantic comedy starring Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, has found a home.

Maitland Primrose Group, described as a servicing company working in financial and industrial sectors, acquired the North American rights to the movie, setting up a distribution deal with fledgling outfit Moving Pictures Film & TV, run by Gary Hirsch and Ted Chalmers. Crime will be MPF&T's first movie to be released.

The romantic comedy follows Henry (Reeves), an ambitionless toll collector who is falsely accused of robbing a bank in Buffalo. Ending up in prison, he finds a street-smart friend and cellmate in Max (James Caan), who becomes his partner in crime upon their release. When Henry embarks on a bittersweet relationship with Julie (Farmiga), Henry begins to find his purpose and his destiny.

Crime is based on an original screenplay from writer and executive producer, Sacha Gervasi (The Terminal, Anvil! The Story of Anvil) and David White, from a story by Stephen Hamel and Sacha Gervasi. The film was directed by Malcolm Venville and produced by Company Films' Stephen Hamel, Mimran Schur's David Mimran and Jordan Schur, and Lemore Syvan. 

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