Alchemy is getting into the beer business.
The indie distributor has acquired the rights to Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, Informant Media’s thriller based on the true story of brewing magnate Alfred Heineken‘s kidnapping.
Daniel Alfredson, who helmed the final two installments of the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, directed the film. It stars Anthony Hopkins in the title role as the grandson of the founder of the Heineken brewery who was kidnapped in 1983 and released only after a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders was paid, the largest ransom ever at the time.
Alchemy will release the film theatrically and on VOD platforms on March 6. The acquisition is expected to be the first of several upcoming Informant projects released by Alchemy.
It’s the distributor’s first acquisition since its rebrand last week, when it dropped its former Millennium Entertainment title. The company’s current slate includes the Kristen Wiig drama Welcome to Me, the thriller The World Made Straight and the David O. Russell romantic comedy Accidental Love, formerly titled Nailed.