Palm Pictures has good 'Method' for rights buy

Nabs corporate thriller for U.S.

Palm Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the Argentinean/Spanish psychological thriller "The Method," directed by Marcelo Pineyro and written by Mateo Gil.

The film revolves around seven corporate executives competing for a top job who fall prey to "the method," a psychologically brutal re-cruiting system that allows one victor to emerge. A summer theatrical release is planned, with a DVD release to follow.

"Marcelo Pineyro has directed a highly compelling and entertaining film in the spirit of David Mamet and Neil LaBute. We are excited to bring such a fresh film to U.S. audiences," said Palm Pictures GM Lisa Nishimura, who brokered the deal with Massimo Saidel, international sales partner at Latido Films.