Tribeca picks up Bang Bang for US

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Tribeca Film has acquired US rights to The Bang Bang Club from eOne. The deal was negotiated by Tribeca Enterprises EVP Adam Sloan, Tribeca acquisitions consultant Randy Manis, Foundry Films’ Daniel Iron and eOne’s Charlotte Mickie.

The stunning film, revolving around the experiences of four war photographers in apartheid South Africa, stars Ryan Phillippe (Stop-Loss), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Neels Van Jaarsveld and Frank Rautenbach.

The Bang Bang Club was written and directed by Steven Silver (The Diameter of a Bomb), and premiered at TIFF 2010. The film is a Foundry Films/Out of Africa production from producers Daniel Iron, Lance Samuels and Adam Friedlander.

Tribeca Film is planning a theatrical release in the second quarter of 2011, as well as on VOD and other platforms.

“Both Lance Samuels and I are delighted to have Tribeca as our new partner in our film,” said Iron. “Their commitment to the film’s release is wholly evident to us and we are proud to be working with them.”