Film unit nabs rights to Morton Downey Jr. docu

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to “Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie,” a documentary about the talkshow host directed by Ironbound Films’ Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger.

Downey came onto the scene in the late ’80s, turning debate of current issues into a battleground and earning the title “Father of Trash Television.”

Pic, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, will be released theatrically by Magnolia in the first quarter of 2013.

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