Toronto 2012: UTA Signs Hot Director Ziad Doueiri (Exclusive)
Ziad Doueiri, director and co-writer of the hot-button terrorist-themed film The Attack, has signed with UTA.
The film drew glowing reviews at last weekend’s Telluride Film Festival and will screen as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend.
The psychological thriller centers on a successful Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv who must confront a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a deadly suicide bombing. The Attack was adapted from Yasmina Khadra's international best-seller of the same name.
The Lebanese-born director’s two previous feature films -- 2005’s Lila Says and 1999's West Beirut -- drew buzz and made the rounds on the festival circuit.
Cohen Media Group and Focus World will release the film in North America next year.
Doueiri continues to be managed by Cinetic.