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Film Acquisition Rundown: Bleecker Street Picks Up ‘Megan Leavey,’ Imagination Worldwide Buys ‘Paint It Black’ and More

13 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Bleecker Street has secured U.S. distribution rights to Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s true-life story, “Megan Leavey.” The film is based on the life of Leavey (Kate Mara), a young marine corporal in the K9 unit whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Bleecker Street will release the movie on June 9, 2017.

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The film co-stars Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common. Directed by Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), the movie was written by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt and produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Bleecker Street sets 'Megan Leavey' release

11 January 2017 1:53 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The New York-based distributor has acquired rights from UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of Ld Entertainment and will release the true-life drama on June 9.

Kate Mara stars as a young Marine corporal in the K9 unit whose strong bond with her military combat dog saved lives in Iraq.

Leavey was assigned to clean the kennels at the specialised unit and eventually was allowed to train a particularly aggressive dog, leading to their deployment.

Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s film also stars Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford and Common.

Pamela Gray wrote the screenplay to Megan Leavey with Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt. Producers are Ld Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe.

Megan Leavey’s devotion to our country and to her K9 partner, Rex, are a testament to the strength of our military and the indomitable spirit and honour of our troops,” said Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen. “Her story truly exemplifies »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Kate Mara’s ‘Megan Leavey’ Lands at Bleecker Street

11 January 2017 12:35 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bleecker Street has acquired the U.S. rights to “Megan Leavey,” a true story about a marine corporal in the K9 unit, played by Kate Mara, whose bond with her combat dog, Rex, helped save numerous lives during her deployment in Iraq. Blackfish’s Gabriela Cowperthwaite directed the film, which features Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common in addition to the “House of Cards” star. Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo & Tim Lovestedt wrote the script, with Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe producing. Bleecker Street acquired the rights from Ld Entertainment, and the film is slated for a June 9 release. »

- Matt Pressberg

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Kate Mara Iraq War Hero Biopic ‘Megan Leavey’ Gets Release Date

11 January 2017 12:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kate Mara’s “Megan Leavey” has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Bleecker Street, which plans a June 9 release.

Bleecker Street bought the true-life story directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite from Ld Entertainment. In the film Mara portrays Leavey, a young marine corporal in the K9 unit whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

The film also stars Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford and Common. Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”) directed from a screenplay by Pamela Gray and the team of Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt.

Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe. The film recounts Leavey’s life following the death of her best friend to enlisting in the Marine Corps. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, she identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. »

- Dave McNary

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Kate Mara's Iraq War Drama 'Megan Leavey' Nabbed by Bleecker Street for U.S.

11 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Bleecker Street has acquired U.S. rights to the Kate Mara starrer Megan Leavey.

Blackfish helmer Gabriela Cowperthwaite directed the real-life drama centered on the bond between a young Marine corporal in a K9 unit (Mara) and her combat dog during the Iraq war.

Edie Falco also stars in the feature, along with Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford and Common.

Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt wrote the screenplay for Megan Leavey, which was produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe.

Eric Thompson and UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

Bleecker Street recently released the Adam Driver starrer Paterson and will »

- Mia Galuppo

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Review Round-Up: ‘Sausage Party’ & ‘Bad Moms’

11 January 2017 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Sausage Party

Stars: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, David Krumholtz, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Paul Rudd | Directed by Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

The groceries at Shopwell’s live their lives by a code that helps them stay peaceful and happy until it’s time for them to leave the comfort of the supermarket and head for “the great beyond”. However, after a botched trip to the great beyond leaves one sausage named Frank and his companion Bun stranded, their lives become a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store…

I was really, really, looking forward to Sausage Party, I truly was. I enjoy a good gross out comedy as much as the next person – maybe more so, given how many I’ve seen – but Rogen’s latest, »

- Phil Wheat

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