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SpectiCast rides with Pantani

23 May 2014 5:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The story of one of cycling’s most flamboyant icons is being readied for theatrical release in North and South America this July.

Us-based distributor SpectiCast has secured threatrical rights to documentary Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist for North America and South America. It will release in July 2014.

This follows the successful theatrical release in the UK (Soda Pictures), Italy (Ga&A) and Australia (Madman Entertainment).

Dominic Schreiber, the film’s executive producer, added: “We’ve had a fantastic response to the film in the UK, with sell out screenings across the country. Pantani’s story is a remarkable one and I’m sure that American audiences will be both thrilled and moved by Jame’s portrayal of a sporting legend.”

The feature doc tells the tragic story of Marco Pantani, one of Italy’s most infamous athletes.

Written and directed by James Erskine (From The Ashes, Battle of the Sexes), the doc is a New Black Films »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Soda Pictures UK Pick Up Theatrical Rights For ‘Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist’

14 March 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

“I love the mountains, but in the moment of exertion, I’m filled with deep hatred. So I try to shorten the suffering.” – Marco Pantani

Thn have received the news that Soda Pictures have acquired UK theatrical distribution rights for Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist. The documentary is described as an ‘exhilarating and engaging‘ documentary that tells the tragic story of Marco Pantani, Italy’s most infamous athlete and a hero amongst the world’s cycling community.

Written and directed by James Erskine, Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist is a New Black Films and Media Squared Films production, presented in association with 4Rights. Soda Pictures will release in the UK and Ireland on 16th May and 4Dvd will follow with the Home Entertainment release. Check out the official synopsis:

Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist is a unique and compelling story of one man taking on the mountains, »

- Dan Bullock

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Soda acquires tragic cyclist doc

14 March 2014 4:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Soda Pictures secure UK theatrical distribution rights to the tragic story of the infamous Italian athlete.

Documentary Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist has been snapped up by Soda Pictures for UK theatrical distribution.

The feature doc tells the tragic story of Marco Pantani, one of Italy’s most infamous athletes.

Written and directed by James Erskine (From The Ashes, Battle of the Sexes), the doc is a New Black Films and Media Squared Films production, presented in association with 4Rights.

Soda Pictures will release in the UK and Ireland on May 16 and 4Dvd will follow with the Home Entertainment release.

The film follows Pantani’s battle against addiction, set against the backdrop of the Alps during the Tour de France. He died aged 34 from apparent acute cocaine poisoning - just six years after winning both the Tour de

France and Giro d’Italia

Shot over two years in the French Alps, Italian Alps and »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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