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Think crowns the ‘King’

Bernal starrer to be released early next year

NEW YORK — Indie distrib ThinkFilm has snapped up all North American rights to Gael Garcia Bernal/William Hurt starrer “The King.”

Pic — co-penned by Milo Addica (“Monster’s Ball”) and James Marsh, and helmed by Marsh — recently preemed in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard.

Film follows the story of Elvis Sandow (Bernal), a young man just out of the Navy, who seeks out the father he never knew (Hurt). When Elvis discovers his dad is now the pastor of a church in a prosperous Texas town, with a beautiful wife (Laura Harring) and two picture-perfect kids, he sets out to destroy the man’s idyllic life.

Pic was produced by Addica and James Wilson. ContentFilm’s Edward Pressman, John Schmidt and Sofia Sondervan served as exec producers.

ThinkFilm is planning a release in the first quarter of next year. Domestic distrib head Mark Urman previously worked on Addica’s “Monster’s Ball” for Lions Gate Entertainment.

“King” rights were repped by Cinetic Media.

Headed by Toronto-based prexy-CEO Jeff Sackman, ThinkFilm is in current release with the docu “Murderball.” Another doc, “The Aristocrats,” opens this month.

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