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Tribeca Film Picks Up Tony Kaye's 'Detachment' for U.S.

The indie outfit plans a simultaneous theatrical-VOD-digital release for the drama in 2012.


Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. distribution rights across all platforms to director Tony Kaye's latest film, Detachment. The indie outfit plans a simultaneous theatrical-VOD-digital release in 2012.

Adrien Brody stars as a disillusioned substitute teacher who rediscovers his ability to connect with students when he's assigned to a beleaguered public school. James Caan, Bryan Cranston, Blythe Danner, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, Tim Blake NelsonLucy Liu and William Peterson also star. The drama, which was written by Carl Lund, had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Detachment is a singular experience," said Tribeca Enterprises chief creative officer Geoffrey Gilmore. "Tony Kaye combines a range of filmmaking techniques, terrific ensemble acting and a wonderful lead performance by Adrien Brody. The film truly demands to be seen.”

Paper Street Films’ Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Bingo Gubelmann produced the film along with Kingsgate Films’ Greg Shapiro, and Lund. Brody, Peter Sterling and Andre Laport are executive producers. Marco Frigeri is co-executive producer.

Tribeca Film execs Nick Savva and Randy Manis negotiated the deal with ICM, which reps Kaye. Celluloid Dreams is repping worldwide sales rights to the film, which will next screen at the Deauville film festival.

Recent Tribeca Film releases include The Bang Bang Club, Last Night and Brother's Justice.