Bleiberg to rep 'Quiet Man' at Cannes


NEW YORK -- Bleiberg Entertainment has acquired international rights to the comedy/drama "He Was a Quiet Man" starring Christian Slater, William H. Macy and Elisha Cuthbert for international sales at the Festival de Cannes.

Writer/director Frank A. Cappello's film, which debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, centers on an isolated office worker (Slater) who saves the life of a co-worker (Cuthbert). Macy plays his company's boss. The project was produced by Michael Leahy.

Bleiberg was launched in September 2005 to develop, fund, produce and sell international theatrical films the company develops, funds and produces a diverse array of feature films. The outfit is now producing Paul Schrader's "Adam Resurrected," starring Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe, and co-produced "The Band's Visit," which premieres in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

The deal was negotated by Bleiberg chairman Ehud Bleiberg and svp Shannon Banal with the film's reps, Ronna Wallace and attorney Shelly Surpin.