Weinstein Co. Acquires Quentin Tarantino Doc '21 Years'
Harvey and Bob Weinstein have worked with the auteur for 25 years, starting with 'Reservoir Dogs.'
The Weinstein Co. is staying in the Quentin Tarantino business.
The company has acquired worldwide rights, with the exception of France, to the documentary 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino.
The film is a behind-the-scenes look at Tarantino’s revolutionary body of work, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein have a long history with the auteur, working with him 25 years ago on Reservoir Dogs and all his projects since including the most recent film, The Hateful Eight.
The film is produced and directed by Tara Wood, who previously helmed 21 Years: Richard Linklater and is selling the next installment in Cannes.
Said Harvey Weinstein in a statement: "Working with Quentin time and time again continues to be one of the highlights in my career both at Miramax and TWC – not only because he’s one of our industry’s true visionaries and auteurs, but because he’s become a true friend to Bob and me over the past 20 years. There’s a universal understanding when you hear the name Tarantino. Tara’s film will give audiences a glimpse into the man we have had the honor of knowing and we couldn’t think of a better home for a film documenting Quentin."
The deal for the project was negotiated by James Allen, David Glasser, Jennifer Malloy and Michal Podell Steinberg for TWC with Tara Wood on behalf of Wood Entertainment.