Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires The Whistleblower

Larysa Kondracki's The Whistleblower, a political thriller that stars Rachel Weisz and bowed in Toronto, has racked up a series of foreign sales at the American Film Market, including Samuel Goldwyn Films picking up the U.S. rights.
The Whistleblower

Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower, a political thriller that stars Rachel Weisz and bowed in Toronto, has racked up a series of foreign sales at the American Film Market, including Samuel Goldwyn Films picking up the U.S. rights.

Voltage Pictures also sold the Canadian indie film to AXN for India, Euro TV for France, SquareOne for Germany, Star TV for Asian pay TV and Sundream for Hong Kong, among other foreign territories now covered.

Whistleblower, which drew buyer attention after bowing in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, was produced by Christina Piovesan, Amy Kaufman and Celine Rattray.

Entertainment One earlier picked up the Canadian rights to the true-life film about a Nebraskan police officer and mother who goes out on a limb to work for the United Nations as a monitor in post-war Bosnia.

The Canadian film also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn, with a screenplay by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan.