Magazine article Screen International

SpectiCast Rides with Pantani

Magazine article Screen International

SpectiCast Rides with Pantani

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The story of one of cycling's most flamboyant icons is being readied for theatrical release in North and South America this July.

US-based distributor SpectiCast has secured threatrical rights to documentary Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist for North America and South America. It will release in July 2014.

This follows the successful theatrical release in the UK (Soda Pictures), Italy (GA&A) and Australia (Madman Entertainment).

Dominic Schreiber, the film's executive producer, added: "We've had a fantastic response to the film in the UK, with sell out screenings across the country. Pantani's story is a remarkable one and I'm sure that American audiences will be both thrilled and moved by Jame's portrayal of a sporting legend."

The feature doc tells the tragic story of Marco Pantani, one of Italy's most infamous athletes.

Written and directed by James Erskine (From The Ashes, Battle of the Sexes), the doc is a New Black Films and Media Squared Films production, presented in association with 4Rights. …

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