Dimension picks up Sobol’s The Black Marks for U.S.

Jay Baruchel

Dimension Films has acquired the U.S. releasing rights to Jonathan Sobol’s The Black Marks, which is soon set to shoot in Hamilton and southern Ontario.

The heist comedy stars Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel (pictured), and marks Sobol’s follow-up to his debut feature, A Beginner’s Guide to Endings.

The Black Marks portrays a washed-up motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, played by Russell, who joins his brother (Dillon) in stealing a rare and valuable book.

Darius Films’ Nicholas Tabarrok is producing the six-week movie shoot from Jan. 16, with former THINKFilm topper Jeff Sackman executive-producing.

Dimension Films earlier picked up another picture now shooting in Toronto, Penthouse North, which is produced by Sackman, Michael Baker and director Joseph Rubin.

Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund announced its support of The Black Marks last fall.