Cannes: The Orchard Acquires Oren Moverman’s ‘The Dinner’

The Orchard announced today that the company has acquired all North American rights to Academy Award-nominee Oren Moverman’s forthcoming film, “The Dinner,” at Cannes.

The film, based on Herman Koch’s novel of the same name, is a suspenseful tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decisions of their lives over the course of one meal. “The Dinner” stars Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny and Adepero Oduye.

“The Dinner represents an amazing opportunity for us to not only work with and develop a new relationship with Oren, a truly gifted writer/director, but also to forge new partnerships with the teams at Code Red, ChubbCo and Blackbird,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s evp film and television.

Davidson said his team at The Orchard were immediate interested in acquiring the rights to the film after reading Moverman’s script.

“It’s an honor and a privilege for our filmmaking family to be working with The Orchard and their innovative team to bring this extraordinary book to the screen,” said Moverman.

The film is produced by Cotty Chubb, Lawrence Inglee, Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev and executive produced by Leonid Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Olga Segura and Eva Daniels. The Orchard plans for a fall theatrical release for “The Dinner.”

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