Lakeshore Intl. has acquired distribution rights to two upcoming features, Immi Pictures’ “Delivering Milo” and Robert Greenwald Prods.’ “Steal This Movie.” Both will screen at AFM, which will be held Feb. 18-March 4 at Loews Hotel in Santa Monica.
Helmed by Nick Castle (“Mr. Wrong”), “Delivering Milo” stars Bridget Fonda, Albert Finney and Campbell Scott. Pic concerns a child who refuses to be born until angel Finney shows him the wonders of New York.
” ‘Delivering Milo’ is like a breath of fresh air,” said Lakeshore president Peter Rogers. “It takes everyday life and turns it upside down, like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in reverse.”
Wim and vigor
Writer-director-producer Wim Wenders (“Buena Vista Social Club”) will exec produce. Lakeshore has worldwide rights to the pic, now in post-production.
Lakeshore has acquired international rights to veteran director-producer Robert Greenwald’s “Steal This Movie,” charting the rise and fall of ’60s activist Abbie Hoffman. The film is based on an autobiography written by Hoffman and his wife Anita and on interviews conducted by Greenwald.
Vincent D’Onofrio stars as Hoffman and Janeane Garofalo portrays Anita. Co-stars include Kevin Corrigan (“Slums of Beverly Hills”) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (“Mickey Blue Eyes”).
Greenwald (“The Burning Bed”) also produces, along with Jacobus Rose (“Election”) and Liz Selzer Lang; exec producer is John Avnet. Star D’Onofrio and Ken Christmas serve as co-exec producers.