Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. announced that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights for all media to the feature film Winged Creatures, which stars three of this year's most celebrated actors, 2007 Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), 2007 Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and 2007 Academy Award-nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children, Bad News Bears). The all-star cast ensemble drama also features Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential), Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Kate Beckinsale (The Aviator, Pearl Harbor), and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Dakota Fanning (War of The Worlds, I Am Sam).
Winged Creatures will be pre-sold at the Cannes Film Festival by Julie Sultan, Executive Vice President of International Theatrical Film Sales at Peace Arch.
"Winged Creatures is an extraordinarily moving work that exemplifies the type of high-quality independent feature that Peace Arch is now supplying to worldwide markets," said John Flock, President of Peace Arch Entertainment. "As we head into Cannes in two weeks, we believe 'Winged Creatures' will be one of the most sought-after titles at the market, and with our newly expanded sales team we anticipate great success for both our filmmakers and our shareholders."
The film is directed by Australian Rowan Woods (Little Fish), based upon a screenplay by Roy Freirich. Robert Salerno (21 Grams) is producing the film, which recently completed principal photography in Los Angeles.
In Winged Creatures, though commonly linked by a life-changing tragedy, the survivors of a senseless multiple murder are each left to divine their own path to understanding their personal mortality and their connection to society.
The supporting cast includes Embeth Davidtz (Army of Darkness, Junebug), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct, The Firm), Josh Hutcherson (Bridge To Terabithia, American Splendor), Robin Weigert (The Good German), and Troy Garity (Barbershop).