Vitagraph nabs 'Baader Meinhof' rights

Oscar-nominated film set for August release

Vitagraph Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Uli Edel's "The Baader Meinhof Complex," which was nominated for a foreign-language film Oscar. Vitagraph plans to platform its release theatrically in 18 of the top 20 markets in August.

Based on Stefan Aust's nonfiction book "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex," the film, written and produced by Bernd Eichinger, dramatizes the history of the West German terrorist group the Red Army Faction.

Produced by Constantin Film, it stars Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek and Bruno Ganz.

"We are pleased that an American audience will now be able to see this exceptional film in theaters. David Shultz and Margot Gerber have shown a tremendous amount of enthusiasm, and Constantin Film is proud to be in business with Vitagraph Films," Constantin's Martin Moszkowicz said.