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The Indomina Group has acquired North American rights to Bart Layton’s documentary “The Imposter” from A&E IndieFilms and plans a theatrical release later this year.

Layton’s directorial debut premiered at Sundance and will screen at the upcoming SXSW festival. “The Imposter” chronicles the story of a 13-year-old boy who disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas, in 1994, only to be found 3 1/2 years later in a village in southern Spain. He told a story of kidnapping and torture.

“The Imposter” was produced by Dimitri Doganis and exec produced by John Battsek, Simon Chinn, A&E IndieFilms’ Bob DeBitetto and Molly Thompson, Katherine Butler of Film4 and Tabitha Jackson of Channel 4.

Pic’s an A&E IndieFilms, Film4 and Channel 4 presentation of a Raw Production in association with Red Box Films and Passion Pictures. A&E Networks retains TV rights to the film.

Deal was brokered by Josh Braun at Submarine Entertainment and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Indomina VP of acquisitions Rob Williams negotiated the deal for Indomina.