Overture picks up 'Stone'

Film stars Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich

Overture Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the thriller "Stone," starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich.

Directed by John Curran from a script by Angus MacLachlan, the film follows a convicted arsonist (Norton) who uses his wife (Jovovich) to manipulate a parole officer (De Niro).

The film, which will be released next year, was financed by Mimran Schur Pictures and Millennium Films and produced by David Mimran, Jordan Schur and Holly Wiersma. Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short are executive producing.

Nu Image is handling international sales