Michael Keaton, Michelle Monaghan star in pic

The Weinstein Co.’s genre label, Dimension Films, has nabbed U.S. distribution rights to helmer Joseph Ruben’s thriller ”Penthouse North.”

The film, which stars Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan, tells the story of a photojournalist (Monaghan), who after blinded in Iraq must play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a sadistic cinimal, played by Keaton.

Ruben is producing, along with Jeff Sackman and Micahel Baker. David Loughery, who penned the film, also produces.

”Penthouse” commences production in Canada on Dec. 7.

Deal was negotiated by Dimension Films’ Andrew Kramer and Michal Steinberg, as well as Jeff Sackman and ICM, which helped package the film and co-reps U.S. rights.

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