From The Press Release:
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES THE THRILLER “RETURN TO SENDER”
Academy Award Nominees Rosamund Pike and Nick Nolte Star
LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2015 – Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the thriller, RETURN TO SENDER. The film features an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior, The Prince of Tides), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) and Rumer Willis (Sorority Row, “Dancing with the Stars”). RETURN TO SENDER was directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer for the Image brands, made the announcement today.
“Fresh on the heels of her Academy Award nominated performance in Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike delivers another stellar turn in RETURN TO SENDER,” said Ward. “We are extremely proud to add this to our 2015 slate.”
In this intense psychological thriller, Rosamund Pike stars as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, Miranda starts to regularly visit him in jail and build a relationship with her attacker. But everything may not be as it appears..
Produced by Holly Wiersma (Dallas Buyers Club) and Candice Abela and executive produced by Joe Gossett, J.C. Khoury and Logan Levy, the deal was negotiated by Voltage Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers and Mark Ward on behalf of RLJE/Image Entertainment.
Recent Image Entertainment releases include The Rewrite with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and written & directed by Marc Lawrence; and The Cobbler with Adam Sandler, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, , Steve Buscemi and written & directed by Tom McCarthy. Upcoming titles include Burying the Ex starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Green, Alexandra Daddario and directed by Joe Dante; and Dark was the Night with Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas.
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