Vivendi off to ‘Tennessee’

Film unit grabs rights to Aaron Woodley film

Vivendi Entertainment has grabbed all U.S. rights to “Tennessee,” the latest pic from “Monster’s Ball” producer Lee Daniels.

Directed by Aaron Woodley (“Rhinoceros Eyes”) and written by Russell Schaumburg, the film was produced by Daniels in association with Smokewood Entertainment.

Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck and Mariah Carey star in the tale of two brothers on a journey to their hometown in search of their estranged father. Carey plays an aspiring singer who flees her abusive husband to join them.

In the film, Carey performs original ballad “Right to Dream,” which she co-wrote with Willie Nelson.

Vivendi has set a December release.

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