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Image Inks Cast-Driven Theatrical Fare

15 May, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Image Entertainment

Image Entertainment, which has established a successful distribution strategy focused on below-the-radar cast-driven feature films, acquired the rights to two new titles earmarked initially for theatrical release and starring Liam Neeson (Taken) and Jeff Goldblum (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), respectively.

In The Other Man, Neeson sets out to find the man (Antonio Banderas) with whom his wife (Laura Linney) has been having an affair. The film streets Aug. 7 in New York and Los Angeles in a limited theatrical release, with additional screens added Aug. 14.

Home video and digital release dates have not been determined.

From the Cannes International Film Festival, Image acquired the rights to Adam Resurrected from director Paul Schrader (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Affliction).

Goldblum plays a former Berlin magician and circus impresario who is a patient at a remote Israeli rehabilitation outpost for Holocaust survivors. There he must deal with flashbacks to the physical and psychological demoralization he endured under a Nazi commander (Willem Dafoe) in the Stellring death camp during the war.

No release date (theatrical or home entertainment) has been set.

Chatsworth, Calif.-based Image May 15 theatrically bowed romantic comedy Management, starring Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Aniston, who also co-produced.

The film, one of Image’s 2009 tentpole releases, streets electronically and on disc later this year.

“The [films fit] perfectly in our overall plans to build a portfolio of unique and entertaining [product],” said Garrett Lee, SVP, theatrical with Image.

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