Sycamore Entertainment Group Inc. has announced today that it has secured U.S. distribution rights to Fred Schepisi’s upcoming drama The Eye of the Storm, starring Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), Charlotte Rampling (Melancholia) and Judy David (Barton Fink).
The screenplay adaptation by Judy Morris is based on the 1973 literary classic by Australia’s only Nobel Prize-winner for Literature, Patrick White. The Eye of the Storm is a savage exploration of the family relationships – and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy – which define them.
“I am delighted to be working with Sycamore to bring this wonderful film, from the hand of maestro director Fred Schepisi, to US audiences,” says Geoffrey Rush.
“We are excited to be working with master filmmaker Fred Schepisi and the sublime Geoffrey Rush on this star-studded drama,” adds Sycamore CEO Edward Sylvan. “It did very well at TIFF where it premiered and the trade reviews raved about the film’s stellar acting performances, which are sure to delight audiences this spring.”
The Eye of the Storm won The Age Critics’ Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Premiere Special Jury Prize at the Rome Film Festival, and dominates the acting categories of the upcoming Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards, for which it received twelve (12) nominations. The winners will be announced on January 31, 2012.
Sycamore is scheduled to release The Eye of the Storm on April 20th, 2012 and you can check out the official trailer in the player below.