Distributor heads to ‘Brooklyn’

City Lights will roll out a platform release in May

“Brooklyn Rules,” a mob drama starring Alec Baldwin, has been picked up by indie distrib City Lights Pictures.

Gotham company, which is known mainly as a producer (“The Ten”) as well as a TV shingle, will roll out a platform release in May.

Company also will release pic on homevid via its new deal with WEA.

“Brooklyn” focuses on three friends in the mob world circa 1985. Also starring Mena Suvari, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jerry Ferrara, it was penned by “The Sopranos” scribe Terence Winter. Michael Corrente directed and produced. Marisa Polvino and Richard Barton Lewis are also producers.

Pic was originally listed as a Lionsgate release.

City Lights also is distribbing Rosario Dawson thriller “Descent” and is developing a Nicholas Ray biopic with “The Right Stuff” helmer Philip Kaufman already attached.

City Lights topper Danny Fisher said the company will look to pick up other projects for theatrical and homevid distribution.

Baldwin has been hot of late, winning a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for his perf in “30 Rock” and crix accolades for his role in “The Departed.”

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