Here! Films, a subsidiary of Regent Entertainment, has acquired North American distribution rights to “Merci … Docteur Rey!,” a comedy produced in 2002 by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. Pic, written and helmed by Andrew Litvack, stars Dianne Wiest, with cameos by Jerry Hall and Vanessa Redgrave.
Here! Films will bow the pic in an exclusive engagement in New York at the Angelika Theater on Aug. 13, to be followed by a Los Angeles exclusive at the Regent Showcase in September. “Merci” was released in France in December.