Toronto: Lionsgate/Roadside Buying Closing Film ‘Life of Crime’

Pic is based on Elmore Leonard novel

Lionsgate and partner Roadside Attractions are in talks for U.S. rights on “Life of Crime.”

The black comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes and Yasim Bey (Mos Def), is the closing night title at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday.

Daniel Schechter directed the movie, based on Elmore Leonard’s novel “The Switch.” Story centers on two ex-cons (played by Hawkes and Bey) whose plan to kidnap a real estate developer’s wife (Aniston) doesn’t go quite as smoothly as expected.

WME and CAA are co-repping the U.S. rights. Hyde Park is selling international rights.

The news was first reported by Deadline.

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