Overture Films has picked up U.S. rights to John Curran’s dramatic thriller, “Stone,” the company’s CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett said Monday. The film stars Oscar-winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull”), Oscar-nominee Edward Norton (“Fight Club”), Milla Jovovich (“Resident Evil”) and Golden Globe-winner Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”). Curran (“The Painted Veil”) directs Angus MacLachlan’s (“Junebug”) script about a convicted arsonist (Norton) who looks to manipulate a parole officer (De Niro) into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife (Jovovich) in the lawman’s path.
“Curran is a gifted director working from a fantastic script and with a top-notch ensemble of actors,” McGurk and Rosett said. “All of us at Overture are excited to be adding this exciting film to our slate for next year.” “Stone” is financed by Mimran Schur Pictures and Millennium Films and produced by David Mimran, Jordan Schur and Holly Wiersma with Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short serving as executive producers. Nu Image is handling international sales. [Brian Brooks]