Anchor Bay to release Michael Douglas starrer
Anchor Bay Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Solitary Man,” starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker and Danny DeVito.Directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, pic tells the story of a car magnate (Douglas) whose life goes into a tailspin because of business and romantic indiscretions. Pic preemed in September at the Toronto Film Festival, where it played alongside the Coen brothers’ “A Serious Man” and Tom Ford’s “A Single Man.” “‘Solitary Man’ features Michael Douglas at his finest,” said Anchor Bay prexy Bill Clark. Deal was negotiated by Clark, senior VP of acquisitions Kevin Kasha annd Richard Turner of Anchor Bay. Avi Lerner and David Sobieraj for Nu Image also took part in the acquisition. Recent releases for the distrib have included “Spread,” starring Ashton Kutcher, Jeff Bridges starrer “The Open Road” and “Frozen,” which bowed at Sundance and opened in limited release on Friday.