Cannes: Lionsgate in Final Negotiations to Pick Up 'By Way of Helena'

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Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth

The film stars Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth.

Lionsgate is in final negotiations to acquire Kieran-Darcy Smith’s western By Way of Helena.

The film, which stars Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth, centers on a ranger (Harrelson) who investigates a series of mysterious deaths in a small town. Matt Cook wrote the screenplay, marking his feature debut.

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman produced the film, which was shot last year.

Lionsgate has already made several big buys at the Cannes film market, nabbing Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees and the Colin Firth-starrer Genius.

WME brokered the deal.