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Screen Media Nabs Susan Sarandon’s Assisted Suicide Drama ‘Blackbird’

Courtesy of TIFF 'Blackbird'

Roger Michell’s function additionally stars Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska and Sam Neill and bowed at Toronto.
Screen Media has picked up the North American rights to Roger Michell’s doctor-assisted suicide drama Blackbird, which stars Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson and Bex Taylor-Klaus.

The feature, which bowed at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, is set for a September 2020 release. Blackbird portrays Lily, performed by way of Sarandon, as a terminally sick household matriarch announcing goodbye to her family.

Screen Media will also launch the movie in choose global territories after obtaining Blackbird from Millennium Media.

“It ought to come as no shock with a forged as renown as the one in Blackbird, and below the course of Roger Michell, that this movie is distinctly enticing and shifting however additionally with moments of humor as it examines the messiness of living,” Seth Needle, senior vp of world acquisitions and co-productions at Screen Media, said in a statement.

Needle and Mike Messina, govt vp of distribution at Screen Media, negotiated the deal with Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger, co-presidents at Millennium Media, on behalf of the filmmakers. Yunger and Greenstein proceed to cope with overseas sales.

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