Mara Pictures has picked up theatrical rights for the U.K. to Venice Film Festival opener "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" and Indian gangster epic "Gangs of Wasseypur" parts 1 and 2.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
IFC Films is acquiring all North American rights to director Mira Nair's "The Relunctant Fundamentalist," which opened the Venice Film Festival and screened at Toronto.
VENICE - The 69th Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with a mix of politics, spectacle, and stars for its opening ceremony, followed by the bow of Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."
When the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack hit the U.S., Mira Nair was on a plane to Toronto having won the Venice Golden Lion for "Monsoon Wedding" two days earlier.
Mohsin Hamid's slender, gemlike novel receives illuminating but heavy-handed screen treatment.
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its full lineup which sees a solid roster of established international auteurs compete for the Golden Lion alongside lesser-known helmers.
ROME -- Mira Nair's political thriller "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" will open the 69th Venice Film Festival, which will unveil its slimmed-down lineup on Thursday.
Chris Smith, the lead actor in "Paranormal Activity 3," has come on board for Mira Nair's feature "The Reluctant Fundmantalist" opposite Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland.