A24, in conjunction with director Matt Shakman, the film's producers and in partnership with DIRECTV, announced today that they have acquired all US rights to Matt Shakman's directorial debut Cut Bank. The film had a successful US premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and will next make its International debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Written by Roberto Patino, Cut Bank is an exciting modern-day thriller with an incredible ensemble cast that includes Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Teresa Palmer, Oliver Platt, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Says Matt Shakman,
"I'm thrilled to team up with A24. Their smart, eclectic taste is inspiring. And their passion and plan for the film felt like the ideal way to bring it to the world. It's been a tremendously exciting journey with the best group of collaborators possible-from a brilliant script by Roberto Patino, to the incredible support of Mark C. Manuel & Ted O'Neal at Kilburn Media and the producing team led by Laura Rister, to a dream cast of actors as talented as they are fun to work with."
Cut Bank is financed by Kilburn Media and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, and was shot on location in Edmonton, Alberta. It is produced by Laura Rister, Edward Zwick, Mickey Barold, Mark C. Manuel, Ted O'Neal, and Dan Cohen.
Entertainment One Films International (eOne) is handling international sales of Cut Bank and has already secured distribution deals in major territories around the world. The film will also be directly distributed by eOne in Canada.
The film is another in the partnership between A24 and DIRECTV.