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Alchemy votes for 'The Runner'

5 June 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Alchemy has acquired the political drama starring Nicolas Cage, while in a separate deal BBC Worldwide North America will present the theatrical premiere of We Come As Friends.

Austin Stark directed The Runner, about an ideaological politician who confronts hard truths about his dysfunctional life.

Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielsen, Wendell Pierce, Bryan Batt and Peter Fonda round out the key cast.

Alchemy plans to release The Runner later this year.

Bingo Gubelmann, Benji Kohn, Glenn Williamson, Erika Hampson and Chris Papavasiliou produced, while the executive producer roster includes Noah Millman, Ruth Mutch, Sam Bisbee, Tom Conigliaro, Galt Niederhoffer and Todd Cohen.

Alchemy vp of acquisitions Jeff Deutchman negotiated the North American deal with Wme Global and Alan Sacks of Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz PC. Fortitude International handles international sales.

BBC Worldwide North America will present the worldwide theatrical premiere of We Come As Friends from documentarian Hubert Sauper at the IFC Center in New York on August »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Nicolas Cage’s Political Drama ‘The Runner’ Bought by Alchemy

5 June 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alchemy has acquired all North American rights to Nicolas Cage’s political drama “The Runner” for release later this year.

The Runner,” written and directed by Austin Stark, co-stars Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielsen, Wendell Pierce, Bryan Batt and Peter Fonda. Cage stars as an idealistic but flawed politician forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal in the aftermath of 2010’s British Petroleum oil spill.

Producers are Bingo Gubelmann, Benji Kohn, Glenn Williamson, Erika Hampson, and Chris Papavasiliou. Exec producers are Noah Millman, Ruth Mutch, Sam Bisbee, Tom Conigliaro, Galt Niederhoffer, and Todd Cohen.

Stark is a partner at Paper Street Films (“Infinitely Polar Bear”). “The Runner” marks Stark’s writing and directorial debut.

Cage is currently filming Larry Charles’ “Army of One.” He’s represented by CAA, Mike Nilon at Klwgn, and Jake Bloom and Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott.

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