Entertainment One Films US has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the comedy “The Grand Seduction,” starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch.
The acquisition comes five months after the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Producers are Roger Frappier and Barbara Doran. eOne is planning a theatrical release in the summer.
Don McKellar directed from a screenplay by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott, who wrote the script for the original 2003 French-Canadian film, “La Grande Seduction.” eOne’s Mark Slone executive produced alongside Jeff Sackman and Joe Iacono.
The story centers on a depressed town that needs to convince a doctor, portrayed by Kitsch, to take up residence so a petrochemical factory can move in.
Entertainment One Films already holds the distribution rights to the film in Canada and the UK.