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Kevin Costner plays an attorney named Elliot, who has been raising his bi-racial granddaughter Eloise with his wife, after their daughter died during child birth. When the lawyer's wife passes away, Elliot is dragged into a custody battle with Eloise's African-American grandmother (Octavia Spencer), who believes the child should be raised by his biological father, who is also a drug addict.
Anthony Mackie, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle,Andre Holland and Bill Burr co-star in the drama, which debuted at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Relativity is planning on an awards push for the film, although it isn't known exactly when it may be released. Open Road Films had been negotiating to pick up the rights, but a deal was never made.
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Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that Saban Films is closing in on a deal to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to Sarik Andreasyan action-thriller American Heist, starring Hayden Christensen, Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam. The film had its world premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Saban Films is emerging as an aggressive buyer in Toronto, acquiring the U.S. rights to John Travolta's The Forger and the action-thriller Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos from Temple Hill Entertainment.
"We were eager to see American Heist coming into Toronto and the film lived up to our expectations. It's just the type of commercial talent driven film we are looking for at Saban."
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