‘Blackthorn’ snagged by Magnolia

Shepard oater to be released later this year

Magnolia Pictures is making it a Tribeca Film Festival hat-trick, picking up North American rights to a third film to unspool at the fest, Sam Shepard starrer “Blackthorn.”

Magnolia has previously snagged rights to Tribeca docs “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “Limelight.”

“Blackthorn,” a western about the last days of Butch Cassidy, is the English-language debut of helmer Mateo Gil, also a writer whose credits include “Open Your Eyes” and “Agora.” Miguel Barros pens the screenplay, which posits that Cassidy survived his final shootout with the Bolivian military in 1908 to embark on a last adventure.

Shepard, Stephen Rea, Eduardo Noriega and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau star in the film, which is produced by Ibon Cormenzana and Andres Santana. Distribution deal was pacted by Magnolia’s Tom Quinn with Marina Fuentes of 6 Sales.

Following its world preem at Tribeca over the weekend, pic is targeted for a theatrical release later this year.

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