'Treatment' working for New Yorker


New Yorker Films has picked up all U.S. rights to Oren Rudavsky's romantic comedy "The Treatment," featuring Chris Eigeman, Famke Janssen and Ian Holm.

The film has been sold to distributors by Cinema Management Group in more than 20 international territories, including RCV Entertainment for Benelux, Nobel for Scandinavia, Quality Films for Mexico and Focus Filmes for Brazil.

Eigeman plays a private school teacher who falls for a rich widow (Janssen) while constantly being hounded by the specter of his tough-talking shrink (Holm).

The distributor will release the film in New York this spring, followed by a platform release around the country.

This spring, "Treatment" won the Tribeca Film Festival's Made in New York award for best narrative feature. It also recently screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

"Treatment" was adapted by first-time feature director Rudavsky and Daniel Saul Housman from Daniel Menaker's novel of the same name. Jonathan Shoemaker produced with his company Center Street, along with Oren Rudavsky Prods.

Gotham Sales negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with New Yorker Films.