TVA Films takes on 'Mother and Child'

Gets Canadian rights to Rodrigo Garcia's ensemble drama

TORONTO -- TVA Films has picked up the Canadian rights to Rodrigo Garcia's ensemble drama "Mother and Child" from executive producer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

The Annette Bening-starrer, which bowed at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival in a high-profile gala slot and closed San Sebastian, was produced by Lisa Maria Falcone's Everest Entertainment and Julie Lynn at Mockingbird Pictures.

Montreal-based TVA Films plans a May 7 release for "Mother and Child," which was written and directed by Garcia and co-stars Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, and Kerry Washington.

Sony Pictures Classics acquired the U.S. rights to the indie pic in November from international sales agent WestEnd Films (HR, Nov. 2).
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