Strand digs ‘Downloading Nancy’

Film unit acquires rights to Sundance pic

Strand Releasing has acquired all domestic rights to Sundance ’08 competition pic “Downloading Nancy.”

Swedish helmer Johan Renck’s controversial drama, starring Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell and Amy Brenneman, concerns a damaged, despairing housewife who turns to the Internet to find a partner to fulfill her darkest desires. Pic, based on a true story, is a debut feature for Renck, an accomplished director of commercials and musicvids (Madonna, Beyonce).

David Moore and Igor Kovacevich of Tule River Films produced. Lee Ross and Pamela Cuming scripted.

Strand had been pursuing the film since Sundance, and the deal reps one of several post-fest pickups this year.

“We were captivated by ‘Downloading Nancy’s’ bold but honest approach to a very controversial subject. In this age of Facebook and MySpace, the film has specific relevance,” said Strand co-prexy Jon Gerrans.

Strand is queuing up a platform rollout for the pic in spring 2009.

The 20-year-old distrib’s recent releases include Claude Miller’s “A Secret” and Fatih Akin’s “The Edge of Heaven.”

Deal was negotiated between Strand’s Gerrans and Traction Media’s Doug Stone and Maren Olson. Foreign rights are repped by Wild Bunch.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading