AFM: Rosamund Pike's 'Private War' Finds Home in U.K. Distributor Altitude

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The film about a famed Sunday Times war correspondent opened Friday in the U.S. and is set to bow in February across the Atlantic.

Matthew Heineman’s awards contender A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan, has found a U.K. home with Altitude Film Distribution.

The film — Heineman’s first narrative feature — in which Pike plays famed Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin, opened Friday in the U.S. and is set to bow in February across the Atlantic.

Adapted from Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” by Arash Amel, the pic, which bowed in Toronto, also stars Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci.

"Rosamund Pike delivers her best performance yet; she’s outstanding," said Altitude’s Will Clarke. "Matthew has crafted an extraordinary film and a powerful testament to Marie Colvin’s courage and tireless dedication to journalism. We are incredibly proud to be releasing A Private War in the U.K. and Ireland."

Endeavor Content is handling international sales.

This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter's Nov. 3 daily issue at the American Film Market.