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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES “ALL I SEE IS YOU” STARRING BLAKE LIVELY AND JASON CLARKE

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the drama thriller ALL I SEE IS YOU – directed by Marc Forster (World War Z, Quantum Solace, Monster’s Ball) and starring Blake Lively (@blakelively, The Shallows, Gossip Girl, The Town) and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Everest) – and will release the film nationwide August 4 , 2017. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

Directed by Marc Forster, ALL I SEE IS YOU is the story of a blind woman (Blake Lively) and her husband (Jason Clarke). When her sight unexpectedly returns, she begins to discover the previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.

ALL I SEE IS YOU also stars Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O’Reilly and Wes Chatham. Producers are Craig Baumgarten, Michael Selby, Marc Forster and Jillian Kugler. Executive producers are Ron Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Renee Wolfe. Production companies are SC International Pictures, 2Dux2, Wing and A Prayer Pictures and LINK Entertainment.

“Since we worked together on the groundbreaking Monster’s Ball, I have been hoping to work with Marc Forster again,” stated Ortenberg. “ALL I SEE IS YOU is a provocative thriller with a great cast and Marc has made yet another terrific film.”

Forster stated, “I have always admired Tom Ortenberg and his seemingly effortless ability to bring interesting and provocative films to the marketplace, I am confident this is the right home for ALL I SEE IS YOU.”

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by CEO Tom Ortenberg, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Elliott Kleinberg and SVP Acquisitions, Lejo Pet. WME Global, along with producers Craig Baumgarten and Michael Selby, negotiated for the filmmakers.

ABOUT OPEN ROAD FILMS
Open Road Films is a leading, independent, theatrical motion picture company, releasing a diverse slate of star-driven films, which has included multiple #1 releases and enormous critical response. The company was founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition companies in the United States. The uniquely formed company is widely known as a filmmaker-focused distributor that supports both box office hits and top prestige titles.

Open Road Films led the 2016 critically acclaimed film Spotlight to win the Oscar® for Best Picture, becoming the youngest studio in history to win the big prize. The film, which earned almost $45 million at the U.S. box-office, stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup was directed by Tom McCarthy, who also won the Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay, with his co-writer (and executive producer) Josh Singer. Spotlight has won numerous high profile critics and guild awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Best Ensemble Award and the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Film. Spotlight also appeared on over 250 critics’ Top Ten lists for 2016.

Other notable Open Road Films releases include: Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which took the #1 spot at the box-office during its opening week and received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, along with a Golden Globe nomination – it was named one of the best films of 2014 by the AFI and National Board of Review and top critics nationwide; the hit film Chef, written by, directed by and starring Jon Favreau along with Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr.; The Nut Job, which opened to over $25 million at the box office as the highest ever opening for an independent animated film; The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, which opened #1 at the box office; End Of Watch, directed by David Ayer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, which opened #1 at the box office; Rosewater, written and directed by Jon Stewart; A Haunted House starring Marlon Wayans; and Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum.

Upcoming Open Road Films releases include: Bleed For This (11/18/16), starring Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart and Katey Sagal and directed by Ben Younger; Sleepless (2/24/17), starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan; Before I Fall (4/7/17), from Awesomeness Films starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage and directed by Ry Russo-Young; The Nut Job 2 (5/19/17), the sequel to the 2014 hit animated film, featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Dunham, Bobby Moynihan, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Gabriel Iglesias, Sebastian Maniscalco and Peter Stormare; Blazing Samurai (8/25/2017), the animated family film featuring the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Mel Brooks, Michael Cera, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Aasif Mandvi, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh and more; and Show Dogs (11/10/17), a live action family comedy from the director of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby Doo and The Smurfs.

The company, led by industry veteran CEO Tom Ortenberg, is based in Los Angeles.


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