'River Man' swims to Revolver


LONDON -- U.K. indie distributor Revolver Entertainment corralled U.K. rights to a pair of pictures on the eve of the Toronto International Film Festival.

The company has picked up John Maringouin's documentary "Big River Man," which details the story of 55-year-old Balkan Martin Strel -- the only man to swim the length of the Yangtze, Mississippi and Danube rivers -- as he attempts to be the first person to swim the length of the Amazon.

Directed by Maringouin, "River" is produced by Maria Florio, Molly Hassell and Molly Lynch at Self Pictures/Earthworks Films. Mickey Cottrell is executive producer.

Revolver also has picked up John Dahl's "You Kill Me" from Capitol Films. The film stars Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoni and Luke Wilson.

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