*A film about the Beltway Sniper attacks, which terrorized the DMV area for three weeks in October 2002, has been picked up for distribution in the U.S. and will arrive in theaters later this year.
For a low seven-figure minimum guarantee, according to Deadline.com, Sundance Selects acquired North American and Latin American rights to Alexandre Moors’ debut feature “Blue Caprice,” which debuted at Sundance last January and stars Isaiah Washington (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Tequan Richmond (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo.
“Blue Caprice” tells how Malvo, an abandoned boy, was adopted by Muhammad and brought into the horrific Beltway sniper attacks that terrorized the Baltimore and D.C. region.
The story is told from the point of view of the two killers, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America. In September 2003, Muhammad was sentenced to death. One month later, Malvo was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. On November 10, 2009, Muhammad was executed by lethal injection.
Joey Lauren Adams, Tim Blake Nelson and Leo Fitzpatrick also star in “Blue Caprice,” which is scheduled to open Film Society of Lincoln Center and MOMA’s 2013 New Directors/New Films Festival.
Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “Alexandre Moors has made one of the most distinct and haunting American independent films of the year featuring unforgettable performances by Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond.”
Watch a teaser below, followed by an interview with the cast at Sundance 2012.
Want to read more articles like this one? Subscribe to EURnewsletter.
Got A News Tip or Video You Want to Share? Contact us HERE.
- Ohio Son (Trey Potter) Takes Mom (MelRo Potter) to Her First Prom (WATCH)
- DEA Joins Prince Ivestigation; Kendrick Lamar Joined Him in New Video (WATCH)
- Tyler Perry's Atlanta Mansion Sells at Historic Proportions! (Pictures)
- Larry Wilmore: Shut Up! - N**ger * N**ga Are Two Different Things
- FAMU Grad Single Mom (Taylor Hunter) Testament to Power of Perseverance
- THE (05-05-16) EURweb Free-4-All Page
- EURweb.com Partners with Blackmon Entertainment Media on Exclusive New Media Licensing Deal
- It's GAME Time! Says Fashion Accessory Brand, Sprayground
- Trump Takes GOP Nomination; Will Black America Listen to His Presidential Plan? (Video)
- Afrika Bambaataa Now Accused of Molesting Hundreds of Boys
- Discover More Stories on EURweb: Click Here