'Tortured' decision for Sony


Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition Group has acquired North American and multiple territory rights for the upcoming thriller "Tortured," starring Laurence Fishburne and Cole Hauser.

Set in the world of organized crime, the film is written and directed by Nolan Lebovitz. The cast also includes James Cromwell, James Denton, Jon Cryer and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

In addition to North America, Sony picked up rights for the U.K., Benelux, French-speaking Europe, Portugal, Spain, Scandinavia, Russia, Hungary and Bulgaria.

The deal was brokered and negotiated by the Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group, Voltage's Nadine de Barros and Scott Shooman of SPWAG.