Lionsgate Acquires “A Most Wanted Man”

Deadline is reporting that “A Most Wanted Man” found an U.S. distributor. Lionsgate, who also distributed “The Lucky Ones“, acquired the movie which hopefully means it will hit theaters – like expected – this fall in the U.S.!

Lionsgate has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to A Most Wanted Man, the Anton Cobjin-directed adaptation of the contemporary thriller novel by John le Carre. Corbjin has wrapped the film, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. Andrew Bovell adapted the novel. Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood produced through Potboiler Productions alongside Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell through The Ink Factory. They have not set a release date yet.

The focus is a Chechen-Russian immigrant who is on the run and arrives in Hamburg, trying to claim his late father’s suspiciously acquired fortune. Both US and German security agencies go on high alert to figure out if he is an oppressed victim or an extremist bent on destruction. FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner and exec Alison Cohen made the deal. FilmNation is handling worldwide sales of the film, and negotiated with Lionsgate execs Jason Constantine, Eda Kowan and Wendy Jaffe. John Sloss and Jerry Dasti worked with FilmNation on the deal.