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Overture laps up US rights of De Niro-thriller Stone

MUMBAI: Overture Films has lapped up the US rights of Stone, a thriller starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich and Frances Conroy.


John Curran has directed the film written by Angus MacLachlan‘s script about a convicted arsonist who uses his beautiful wife to manipulate an older parole officer into securing his parole.


While Mimran Schur Pictures and Millennium Films have financed the project, Nu Image is handling its international sales.


"Curran is a gifted director working from a fantastic script and with a top-notch ensemble of actors," Overture‘s CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett said in a statement. "All of us at Overture are excited to be adding this exciting film to our slate for next year."


"Chris and Danny have made clear their passion for Stone," Schur added. "Overture is intent on presenting the film with vigour and grace, and figures to be a great fit for Mimran Schur", they averred.


Stone will join the 2010 roster of Overture that includes The Crazies, Brooklyn‘s Finest and Jack Goes Boating.

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