Dane DeHaan’s James Dean Biopic ‘Life’ Bought by Cinedigm

Cinedigm has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Anton Corbijn’s “Life,” starring Dane DeHaan as James Dean, and is planning a day-and-date fall release for theatrical, digital and VOD.

Robert Pattinson co-stars as photographer Dennis Stock and Ben Kingsley portrays studio chief Jack Warner. “Life” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, where Variety‘s Guy Lodge gave it a strong review and called DeHaan “magnetic.”

The film was produced by Iain Canning’s See-Saw Films (“The King’s Speech”), and is the second project in an ongoing collaboration between Corbijn and Canning, following their work together on “Control.” The script was written by Luke Davies, which explores the nuances and complexities of the relationship between photographer and subject for a 1955 photo spread that brought Dean to the attention of the American public seven months before his death.

Cinedigm plans a theatrical release in about 10 markets.

The deal was negotiated by CAA and WME Global with Cinedigm’s Kristin Harris.

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