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Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Western The Homesman

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Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Western The Homesman

The newly launched Saban Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to Tommy Lee Jones’ upcoming drama, ‘The Homesman.’ Haim Saban confirmed the news of the distribution from Cannes. The acquisition and distribution company is planning on theatrically release the western this year.

Haim Saban, who established Saban Films, confirmed the news of the company’s acquisition of ‘The Homesman,’ after it premiered on Sunday in competition in Cannes. The acquisition was part of Saban Film’s aggressive acquisitions strategy at the festival, and the company targeted the highly-regarded competition title. The western is the first acquisition for the distribution company.

Besides Jones, ‘The Homesman’ also stars Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Meryl Streep. n addition to starring in the film, Jones also directed the drama and co-wrote the screenplay with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver. The script was based on Glendon Swarthout’s novel.

Of his company’s acquisition of ‘The Homesman,’ Saban said: “We are honored to have such a prestigious and beautifully crafted film as the first project to launch Saban Films.”

Jones added that he’s “delighted that Saban Films has chosen ‘The Homesman’ to begin their venture into film release. Our company has full confidence in Saban Films and I sincerely hope we will serve them well.”

Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Western The Homesman

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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