Fall release eyed for pic about drug addict's legal battle

Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to legal drama “Puncture,” starring Chris Evans and directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen, and plans a fall theatrical release.

The pic, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, also stars Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshel Bell, Vinessa Shaw and Michael Biehn. “Puncture” is A Like Minded Pictures and Cherry Sky production and produced by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen; Paul Danzinger, Rod De Liano, Craig Cohen, Jeffrey Gou and Joan Huang are exec producing.

Film was written by Chris Lopata. Evans portrays a drug addict who becomes involved in a legal battle between a safety-needle inventor and a monopolizing medical supply corporation.

Millenium’s first release, “Trust,” bowed in April.

Millennium recently acquired Elgin James’ “Little Birds,” starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, with Kate Bosworth and Leslie Mann, and is planning for a fall theatrical release.

Millennium operates a library of over 1,000 titles including “Paris, Je’TAime,” “Transsiberian,” “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” “Elephant White” and “Shadows and Lies.”

Deal was negotiated by Vincent Scordino, director of acquisitions for Millennium Entertainment, and CAA, which packaged the project.The company’s first theatrical release came in April with “Trust,” starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis.

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