Dustin Lance Black's 'Virginia' Acquired by Entertainment One

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The indie distributor grabbed all North American rights to the Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris-starring drama for a spring 2012 theatrical release.

TORONTO - Entertainment One has picked up the North American distribution rights to writer/director Dustin Lance Black’s Virginia.

Toronto-based eOne acquired all media rights to the Jennifer Connelly, Emma Roberts and Ed Harris-starrer about a charming yet mentally ill mother, and the married Mormon sheriff who may be the father of her son.

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“We’re excited to add Virginia to our 2012 slate and thrilled to have found a film that complements both our Canadian and US line-ups so well,” Dylan Wiley, vp of theatrical marketing and distribution at eOne Films US, said Tuesday.

eOne plans a spring 2012 release for Virginia.