Toronto: Open Road Nabs Eli Roth's

Distrib plans for a nationwide release

Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to Eli Roth’s cannibal caper-shocker “The Green Inferno” with plans for a nationwide release.

“Green Inferno,” which was produced and financed by Worldview Entertainment, premiered Sept. 7 in the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto Film Festival.

Roth co-wrote the screenplay from his original idea with “Aftershock” co-writer Guillermo Amoedo. Pic centers on a group of student activists who, after crash-landing on a remote location, are held hostage by a native tribe they set out to help save.

CAA is repping domestic rights. Exclusive Media handles international sales.

News of the acquisition was first reported by THR.

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