Film unit acquires rights to William Hurt pic

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. distrib rights to William Hurt starrer “The Yellow Handkerchief.”

Produced by Arthur Cohn, pic follows three strangers on a road trip through post-Hurricane Katrina Louisiana. Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne also star.

Acquisition was negotiated by Cohn and Samuel Goldwyn prexy Meyer Gottlieb.

Goldwyn tentatively plans a fall or winter theatrical release.

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