Peace Arch acquires 'Winged Creatures'


Peace Arch Entertainment Group has acquired worldwide distribution rights in all media to the feature film "Winged Creatures," starring Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson and Jackie Earle Haley. The cast of the ensemble drama, directed by Rowan Woods ("Little Fish") also includes Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale and Dakota Fanning.

"Winged Creatures" will be offered for sale at the Cannes Film Festival by Julie Sultan, Peace Arch executive vp of international theatrical film sales.

The film is written by Roy Freirich and produced by Robert Salerno. It concerns the survivors of a senseless multiple murder who are left to cope with their own mortality and their connection to society.

Peace Arch Entertainment president John Flock said, " 'Winged Creatures' is an extraordinarily moving work that exemplifies the type of high-quality independent feature that Peace Arch is now supplying to worldwide markets. As we head into Cannes in two weeks, we believe 'Winged Creatures' will be one of the most sought-after titles at the market, and with our newly expanded sales team we anticipate great success for both our filmmakers and our shareholders."

In "Winged Creatures," though commonly linked by a life-changing tragedy, the survivors of a senseless multiple murder are each left to divine their own path to understanding their personal mortality and their connection to society.

The company's current line-up of feature films includes the romantic comedy "The Deal." starring William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J and Elliott Gould, now in post-production; the romantic comedy "Watching The Detectives," starring Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu and world premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and screening at Cannes; the drama "Chapter 27," starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan, also screening at Cannes; and "Delirious," a comedy starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon and Elvis Costello. Peace Arch also co-produced and is the worldwide distributor of the ten-hour event television series "The Tudors," which was recently renewed for a second season following record-setting ratings for Showtime Networks in the United States.