Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Millennium Entertainment triggers 'Red Lights'

'Red Lights'PARK CITY, Utah -- Millennium Entertainment has "Red-colored-colored Lights" within the sights, as Boss Bill Lee's distribution company has closed a deal to obtain U.S. rights to Rodrigo Cortes' paranormal thriller. The twisting mental thriller within the director of "Hidden" opened up Friday evening within the jam-packed Eccles Theatre at Sundance. Cortes produced with Adrian Guerra, while Cindy Cowan professional produced through her Cindy Cowan Entertainment banner. UTA handled the acquisition regarding the filmmakers. Pic stars Robert P Niro, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and last year's Sundance It-girl Elizabeth Olsen inside the story from the college-backed team of paranormal naysayers who set to debunk a worldwide-famous telekinetic (P Niro). The offer were not immediately revealed. "We are thrilled with 'Red Lights' and excited to distribute the film," mentioned Lee. "This certainly has theatrical potential which we plan take an average theatrical platform release, with ancillaries coming 90-100 days later. We found Sundance while using goal of buying 'Red Lights' whether or not this was good, which we thought Rodrigo did an excellent job while using film. UTA was teriffic to handle, and that we are generally thrilled and proud to distribute the film." Millennium Entertainment adds "Red-colored-colored Lights" with a slate including recent acquisition "Some Paradise," starring Kate Hudson. Produced this season, customers are bolstered having a seasoned staff including marketing and distribution veterans Brooke Ford and Andy Gruenberg. Past releases include David Schwimmer's "Trust," the Chris Evans-starrer "Puncture" and Joel Schumacher's "Trespass," starring Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman. Company's next release is Oren Moverman's cop drama "Rampart" on February 10. Woodsy Harrelson stars alongside "Red-colored-colored Lights" thesp Sigourney Weaver and Ben Promote. Later this year, Millennium Entertainment will distribute Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's thriller "Criminals," Richard Linklater's dark comedy "Bernie," and Elgin James' "Little Wild wild birds," which carried out Sundance a year ago. Contact Rob Sneider at rob.sneider@variety.com

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