John Malkovich’s ‘Siberian Education’ Finds U.S. Home with Wrekin

Crime drama set for release in late 2013

Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Gabriele Salvatores’ crime drama “Siberian Education,” starring John Malkovich.

WestEnd is handling international sales at Cannes. Wrekin Hill will release the film in late 2013.

Movie is produced by Catteya’s Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini and Marco Chimenz. Based on a screenplay by Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia and Salvatores, the film is an adaptation of Nicolai Lilin’s autobiographical book about growing up as a member a gang of exiled Siberians in the republic of Transnistria between Moldova and Ukraine.

Malkovich plays the role of a grandfather. Arnas Fedaravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius, Eleanor Tomlinson, Peter Stormare, Jonas Trukanas and Vitalij Porshnev also star.

The film has already been released in several territories, including Salvatores’ homeland of Italy, where it has grossed more than $6 million.

The deal was negotiated by Rene Cogan and Alex Mandell for Wrekin Hill with WestEnd Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

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