Tribeca Film Acquires 'The Bang Bang Club'

Steven Silver film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch as young photojournalists in South Africa during last stages of apartheid.

Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. rights to writer/director Steven Silver’s The Bang Bang Club, which tells the story of a group of young photojournalists in South Africa during the last stages of apartheid.

The film, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels Van Jaarsveld and Frank Rautenbach.

Tribeca will release it theatrically in the second quarter of 2011 and also offer it on VOD and other platforms.

A Foundry Films/Out of Africa production, it was produced by Daniel Iron, Lance Samuels and Adam Friedlander.

The Bang Bang Club takes you deep inside the final days of apartheid, showing you everything these photographers went through in order to show the world what was unfolding there,” Nick Savva, Tribeca director of acquisitions for Tribeca Film, said.

The deal was negotiated by Sloan and Tribeca acquisitions consultant Randy Manis with Foundry’s Daniel Iron and eOne’s Charlotte Mickie.