You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sycamore picks up ‘Storm’

Will release Fred Schepisi drama in U.S. in April

Newly minted Sycamore Entertainment Group has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s family drama “The Eye of the Storm,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis.

Sycamore, which launched during the American Film Market, made the announcement Tuesday. It plans an April 20 theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

“Eye” is financed by the Australia Broadcasting Corp., Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Ingenious and Omnilab and produced by Antony Waddington, Gregory Read and Schepisi. Exec producers are Jonathan Shteinman, Edward Simpson, Bob Marcs and James Vernon.

Judy Morris penned the screenplay based on the 1973 novel by Australian author Patrick White, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature the same year. Story’s focused on the powerful matriarch of a family — portrayed by Rampling — and those who come to bid her farewell at her deathbed.

Helen Morse and Alexandra Schepisi also star.

“Eye” won the Age Critics’ Award at the Melbourne Film Festival and the Premiere Special Jury Prize at the Rome Film Festival. It received a dozen noms for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, which will be announced Jan. 31.

Sycamore CEO Edward Sylvan negotiated the deal with Robbie Little of the Little Film Co., which handles world sales for the film.

Sycamore entered the distribution game in November, acquiring U.S. rights to Tammi Sutton’s horror film “Isle of Dogs.”

More Film

  • Claire Foy'The Girl in the Spiders

    Claire Foy Previews Intense 'Girl in the Spider's Web' at CinemaCon

    Newly minted Sycamore Entertainment Group has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s family drama “The Eye of the Storm,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. Sycamore, which launched during the American Film Market, made the announcement Tuesday. It plans an April 20 theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. “Eye” […]

  • Anthony Mackie, Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz

    'Miss Bala,' Animated Spider-Man Show Sony's Commitment to Diverse Heroes

    Newly minted Sycamore Entertainment Group has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s family drama “The Eye of the Storm,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. Sycamore, which launched during the American Film Market, made the announcement Tuesday. It plans an April 20 theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. “Eye” […]

  • New 'Venom' Trailer: Tom Hardy Debuts

    Tom Hardy Debuts New 'Venom' Trailer at CinemaCon (Watch)

    Newly minted Sycamore Entertainment Group has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s family drama “The Eye of the Storm,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. Sycamore, which launched during the American Film Market, made the announcement Tuesday. It plans an April 20 theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. “Eye” […]

  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino'Once Upon

    Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio Tease 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

    Newly minted Sycamore Entertainment Group has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s family drama “The Eye of the Storm,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. Sycamore, which launched during the American Film Market, made the announcement Tuesday. It plans an April 20 theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. “Eye” […]

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    'Jumanji' Sequel to Release in December 2019

    Newly minted Sycamore Entertainment Group has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s family drama “The Eye of the Storm,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. Sycamore, which launched during the American Film Market, made the announcement Tuesday. It plans an April 20 theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. “Eye” […]

  • Cargo

    Tribeca Film Review: ‘Cargo’

    Newly minted Sycamore Entertainment Group has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s family drama “The Eye of the Storm,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. Sycamore, which launched during the American Film Market, made the announcement Tuesday. It plans an April 20 theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. “Eye” […]

  • Visitors laugh as they attend a

    Saudi Arabia Movie Ticket Prices Could Hit $35, AMC Chief Says

    Newly minted Sycamore Entertainment Group has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s family drama “The Eye of the Storm,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. Sycamore, which launched during the American Film Market, made the announcement Tuesday. It plans an April 20 theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. “Eye” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content