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Tribeca Film Takes U.S. Rights to Neil LaBute’s ‘Some Velvet Morning’

Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve starrer had it world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year

Tribeca Film, the distributor loosely affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival, has snagged U.S. rights to Neil LaBute’s “Some Velvet Morning” for a theatrical and digital release later this year.

Pic, written and directed by LaBute and toplined by Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in the spring. Storyline centers on a man who unexpectedly visits his mistress four years after they parted, announcing he’s left his wife at last.

Tribeca Film plans an on-demand launch for the film Dec. 10 on cable, satellite and digital platforms (including iTunes and Amazon), with a theatrical release skedded for Dec. 13.

Tim Harms, Daryl Freimark, Michael Corrente, Trent Othick and David Zander produce the film. Distribution deal was pacted by Tribeca Films’ Nick Savva with Submarine Entertainment’s Josh Braun and David Koh. International Film Trust is on board to handle global rights to the pic.

Tribeca Film is part of Tribeca Enterprises, the same company that also presents the Tribeca Film Festival every year. Many of its acquisitions are drawn from the Tribeca fest, but not all of them. On the distributor’s current and upcoming slate are titles including Sam Rockwell topliner “A Single Shot,” “Zero Charisma” and “The Broken Circle Breakdown.”


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