Magazine article Variety

XLrator Stokes Herzog's 'Fire'

Magazine article Variety

XLrator Stokes Herzog's 'Fire'

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XLRATOR MEDIA HAS bought U.S. distribution rights to Werner Herzog's "Salt and Fire," starring Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres, and Gael Garcia Bernal.

The deal was announced Thursday before its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

XLrator Media will release the film in theaters in the spring. Herzog directed from his own script, inspired by a story by Tom Bissell about a corporate CEO and a group of scientists who must band together, despite their ideological differences, to try to avoid a looming environmental catastrophe.

The film was shot in Bolivia at the stunning Uyuni salt flats, the world's largest, and Germany. The film was produced by Nina Maag, Herzog, Michael Benaroya, and Pablo Cruz.

Herzog's latest documentaries - "Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World" about the internet and "Into the Inferno" about volcanoes - premiered at this year's Sundance and Telluride film festivals, respectively. …

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