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Millennium Entertainment turns on ‘Red Lights’

Bill Lee's shingle will distrib the De Niro starrer

PARK CITY, Utah — Millennium Entertainment has “Red Lights” in its sights, as CEO Bill Lee’s distribution company has closed a deal to acquire U.S. rights to Rodrigo Cortes’ paranormal thriller.

The twisting psychological thriller from the director of “Buried” premiered Friday night at the jam-packed Eccles Theatre here at Sundance.

Cortes produced with Adrian Guerra, while Cindy Cowan exec produced through her Cindy Cowan Entertainment banner.

UTA handled the sale on behalf of the filmmakers.

Pic stars Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and last year’s Sundance It-girl Elizabeth Olsen in the story of a university-backed team of paranormal skeptics who set out to debunk a world-famous telekinetic (De Niro).

Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

“We are thrilled with ‘Red Lights’ and excited to distribute the film,” said Lee. “This definitely has theatrical potential and we plan to give it a standard theatrical platform release, with ancillaries coming 90-100 days later. We came to Sundance with the intention of buying ‘Red Lights’ if it was good, and we thought Rodrigo did a fabulous job with the film. UTA was teriffic to deal with, and we’re both thrilled and proud to distribute the film.”

Millennium Entertainment adds “Red Lights” to a slate that includes recent acquisition “A Little Bit of Heaven,” starring Kate Hudson. Formed in 2010, company is bolstered by a seasoned staff that includes marketing and distribution veterans Brooke Ford and Andy Gruenberg.

Past releases include David Schwimmer’s “Trust,” the Chris Evans-starrer “Puncture” and Joel Schumacher’s “Trespass,” starring Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman. Company’s next release is Oren Moverman’s cop drama “Rampart” on February 10. Woody Harrelson stars alongside “Red Lights” thesp Sigourney Weaver and Ben Foster. Later this year, Millennium Entertainment will distribute Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s thriller “Intruders,” Richard Linklater’s dark comedy “Bernie,” and Elgin James’ “Little Birds,” which played Sundance last year.

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