'Robsessed' charts the rise of the 'Twilight' star

As a prelude to setting up Stateside theatrical distribution operations, U.K. distrib Revolver has latched on to “New Moon” fever, making a digital bow with Robert Pattinson docu “Robsessed.”

Pic, charting the rise of the British star of the “Twilight” pics, is the London-based company’s first title to be made available to buy or rent through iTunes in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in the U.K.

Revolver CEO Justin Marciano said the deal enables the distrib to deliver the film directly to its core audience and “demonstrates our belief that the future is most certainly digital.”

While the digital move came first, Revolver is also in the midst of setting up theatrical distribution in North America. It already has offices in West Hollywood and plans to start ramping up releases in the first quarter of 2010.

Last December, Revolver made waves by collapsing multiple release windows in the U.K.: It bowed Brit horror pic “Mum and Dad” simultaneously in theaters and on pay-per-view, video-on-demand and DVD.

Distrib’s recent U.K. theatrical hits include French crossover “Tell No One,” “U2 3D,” Brit urban pic “Kidulthood,” Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York” and Cary Fukunaga’s Sundance director prize winner “Sin nombre.”

Distrib’s recent U.K. theatrical hits include French crossover “Tell No One,” “U2 3D,” Brit urban pic “Kidulthood,” Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, NY” and Cary Fukunaga’s Sundance director prize winner “Sin nombre.”

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