Anchor Bay takes ‘Touchback’

Kurt Russell stars in football fantasy

Anchor Bay Films has acquired North American rights to inspirational drama “Touchback,” starring Kurt Russell, Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey, Christine Lahti, Drew Powell and Marc Blucas.

Anchor Bay president Bill Clark announced the deal, which was negotiated during the American Film Market, on Wednesday.

“Touchback” is written and directed by Don Handfield and produced by Freedom Films’ Brian Presley, Kevin Matusow and Carissa Buffel. Hannibal Classics is handling foreign sales.

Presley portrays a struggling farmer who bitterly wonders how his life might have been different if he had not scored the winning touchdown in the Ohio State High School Championship game years ago — and suddenly finds himself back in time to the week of the championship game.

Deal was negotiated by Kevin Kasha of Anchor Bay Films and Jay Cohen from Gersh LA.

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