Strand Releasing finds 'Missing Person'

Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan star in mystery film

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CANNES -- Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. distribution rights for Noah Buschel's "The Missing Person," a mystery tale starring Michael Shannon as a private detective hired to trail a man who is presumed dead.

The film, which also stars Amy Ryan, had its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival and will be released theatrically later this year.

"Missing" was produced by 7th Floor partners Jesse Scolaro and Allen Bain, with Lois Drabkin of Apropos Films.

The deal was negotiated between Ryan Kampe of Visit Films, the New York-based production/sales company, on behalf of the

filmmakers, and Strand's Jon Gerrans.

The film has also sold to Australia (Palace), Turkey (Erman) and the Middle East (Front Row).

Visit is repping such other films in the Marche as the Directors' Fortnight titles "Carcasses" and "HERE."