Randall Miller's dark comedic thriller entitled Nobel Son has been picked up for North American Distribution by Freestyle Releasing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film stars Alan Rickman, Danny DeVito, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Ted Danson and Shawn Hatosy.

The story revolves around an egomaniacal Nobel Prize-winning scientist that finds his son kidnapped. A group of eccentric supporting characters guide the film through various plot twists.

Freestyle's Susan Jackson stated, "The soundtrack is has new tracks by Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada and the Chemical Brothers. The marketing opportunities are tremendous. We are convinced this will capture the same young male audience that Crank and Smokin' Aces did last year."

The film will be released in March.

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