'Romulus' in Magnolia family


Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the Australian family drama "Romulus, My Father" from Arclight Films. Eric Bana and Franka Potente play a Yugoslavian father and German mother trying to raise their son amidst a troubled homelife. Director Richard Roxburgh's film will hit TV screens before it hits theaters as part of the new HDNet Ultra Video On Demand platform, offering films for purchase up to three weeks before their theatrical release. Another Todd Wagner/Mark Cuban-owned outlet, the HDNet Movies channel, will show the film as part of its free "Sneak Preview" program two days before its theatrical bow.