According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate on Wednesday purchased worldwide rights to the apocalyptic terrorist thriller Right at Your Door from producers Jonah Smith and Palmer West of Thousand Words. First-time feature director Chris Gorak's story of toxic bombs exploding across Los Angeles is told mainly through the relationship between a married couple, played by Mary McCormack and Rory Cochrane.

When it first screened Monday evening at the Sundance Film Festival, Door attracted the attention of Lionsgate director of acquisitions Eda Kowan, president of international Nick Meyer and president of theatrical films Tom Ortenberg. Right after the rest of their team (including acquisitions and co-productions execs Jason Constantine and Peter Block, along with Redbus CEO Simon Franks) saw a screening Tuesday afternoon, negotiations began in earnest, ending at about 1 a.m. After a brief sleep break, final details were ironed out by 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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Brian B.