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Bleecker Street has nabbed the Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz starrer Disobedience for the U.S.
Disobedience follows Ronit (Weisz), the black sheep of her London-based Orthodox Jewish family, as she returns home to pay her respects and liquidate her inheritance after her rabbi father dies. When she gets back home, Ronit finds out that Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) is actually her father’s heir apparent and he has married Ronit’s childhood friend Esti (McAdams). While Dovid prepares to take over the hallowed place at the synagogue, Ronit and Esti become reacquainted and an old flame is reignited.
Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) directed the relationship drama that is loosely based on British author Naomi Alderman’s novel and was co-written with Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Weisz produced the movie along with Frida Torresblanco and Ed Guiney. Executive producers are Rose Garnett and Daniel Battsek for Film4, Ben Browning and Glen Basner for FilmNation, and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, as well as Eric Laufer and Giovanna Randall.
Disobedience had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
WME Global and FilmNation negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy negotiated on behalf of Bleecker Street.
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