Toronto: Lionsgate/Roadside Nabs Michael Douglas' 'The Reach' for $2.25 Million

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival
'The Reach'

The thriller made its world premiere Sept. 6 at the Princess of Wales Theatre

Lionsgate/Roadside has acquired U.S. rights to the Michael Douglas starrer The Reach. A source pegs the deal at $2.25 million.

The acquisition became the first deal made on the ground at the Toronto Film Festival. (Radius picked up The Last Five Years last week, but that was a deal believed to have been sealed before the festival kicked off on Sept. 4.)

The Reach made its world premiere Sept. 6 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

Jean-Baptiste Leonetti directed the thriller, which also stars Jeremy Irving.

Based on Robb White’s 1972 novel Deathwatch, the film centers on a high-rolling corporate shark (Douglas) and his impoverished young guide (Irving) whose hunting trip in the Mojave desert leads to tragedy.

In his review for THR, Jon Frosch called the film "terminally silly and thoroughly disposable new thriller."

Douglas produced alongside Robert Mitas.

WME Global repped the film.

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