Vivendi gets rights to 'Tennessee'

Mariah Carey drama in theaters this December

NEW YORK -- "Glitter" star Mariah Carey will soon be returning to a movie theater near you.

Vivendi Entertainment has acquired all domestic rights to the singing actress' film "Tennessee," which premiered at this spring's Tribeca Film Festival.

The Lee Daniels Entertainment production is a quiet and at times moody drama centering on two lower-middle class brothers (Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck) who take to the road to resolve their economic and health challenges. Along the way they meet and bring along a waitress (Carey) whose dreams of a singing career have been dashed by a bad marriage.

Director Aaron Woodley's film features Carey performing the original ballad "Right to Dream," which she co-wrote with Willie Nelson.

"Tennessee" will hit theaters this December.

Vivendi's Yolanda Macias negotiated the deal with Jonathan Gray of Gary Krauss LLP and the film's sales reps, CAA and Submarine Entertainment.
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