Liongate today announced that it has acquired North American distribution rights along with motion picture production and financing company, Herrick Entertainment to The Devil’s Double following its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Starring Dominic Cooper (An Education, Captain America: The First Avenger) and Ludivine Sagnier and directed by Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors, Die Another Day), The Devil’s Double is a dynamic and chilling portrayal of Latif Yahia’s autobiographical novel.
The film was adapted for the screen by Michael Thomas (Ladyhawke, The Hunger), and produced by Corsan’s Paul Breuls and Catherine Vandeleene, with Corrino Media Group’s Michael John Fedun and Stacatto’s Emjay Rechsteiner. Harris Tulchin of Tulchin Entertainment and Arjen Terpstra are executive producers.
The announcement was made jointly today by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President, and Jason Constantine, Lionsgate President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions and Norton Herrick, Chairman/CEO of Herrick Entertainment to jointly acquire the film. The Devil’s Double made its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 22nd.
Said Constantine, “Lee Tamahori has directed a brilliant film that falls squarely in the Lionsgate sweet spot. The film is original and edgy, with both style and substance in droves. It takes the audience to an unforgettable world, and it features not one but two star-making performances from Dominic Cooper.” Added Drake, “Our theatrical team is uniquely suited to market and distribute this film in a smart, targeted way to a global generation that’s hungry for powerful stories.”
Said Herrick, “We were captivated by this film at Sundance. Corsan has done a masterful job. ‘The Devil’s Double’ is an electrifying film that will have people talking well after seeing the film. Herrick Entertainment is pleased to be able to bring it to audiences with Lionsgate.”
Said producer Paul Breuls, CEO of Corsan, a Belgium based feature film production, development, finance and distribution company, “Mr. Tamahori and Mr. Cooper’s collaboration has resulted in an innovative and electrifying film, and an unprecedented performance by Mr. Cooper. We couldn’t be prouder to have produced and financed this film and we’re ecstatic to have Lionsgate as our partners to bring this riveting film to the North American market.”