Brit Marling-Hailee Steinfeld Civil War Drama ‘The Keeping Room’ Bought by Drafthouse for U.S.

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Julia Hart’s Western “The Keeping Room,” three months after its world premiere at Toronto.

Daniel Barber directed from Julia Hart’s Black List screenplay about three Southern women facing a siege at their home at the end of the Civil War. Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and newcomer Muna Otaru star with Sam Worthington as a renegade soldier intent on killing the women and razing their home.

“The Keeping Room” will open in theatrical release across North America in September and will be released on a variety of VOD platforms and digital, DVD and Blu-ray formats after its theatrical run.

Production companies are Wind Dancer Films, Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content. Producers are Jordan Horowitz, Judd Payne, Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Dete Meserve and Patrick Newall; executive producers are Gary Gilbert and Michael Sugar.

The deal was negotiated by WME Global on behalf of the producers and James Emanuel Shapiro and Tim League from Drafthouse Films.

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