Magazine article Screen International

Anchor Bay Lands North American, UK Rights to Jayne Mansfield's Car

Magazine article Screen International

Anchor Bay Lands North American, UK Rights to Jayne Mansfield's Car

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Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed and stars in the Toronto entry alongside Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Katherine LaNasa, Ray Stevenson and Robert Patrick. Aldamisa International handles sales for the rest of the world.

The ensemble drama centres on two colorful clans in 1969 brought together in a not entirely seamless fashion by the death of a woman who knew the patriarchs of both families. The North American premiere is scheduled for Sept 13.

Alexander Rodnyansky and Geyer Kosinski produced and Sergei Bespalov, James D Brubaker and Robert Teitel served as executive producers.

Graham Taylor of WME Global brokered the deal with Aldamisa International COO Jere Hausfater and Anchor Bay's evp of worldwide acquisitions and co-productions Kevin Kasha.

"I was so impressed the first time I screened Jayne Mansfield's Car as the story truly resonated with me," Kasha said. …

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