U.S. rights to “Puncture” by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen have been picked up by Millennium Entertainment, the company’s CEO Bill Lee said Thursday. The film, starring Chris Evans, will be released theatrically this fall.
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Millennium Entertainment’s CEO Bill Lee announced today that the company has acquired all US rights to “Puncture,” the legal drama directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen and starring Chris Evans, for a planned fall 2011 theatrical release. The film premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and also stars Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshel Bell, Vinessa Shaw and Michael Biehn. The deal was negotiated by Vincent Scordino, Director of Acquisitions for Millennium Entertainment, and CAA, which packaged the project. A Like Minded Pictures and Cherry Sky production, “Puncture” is written by Chris Lopata; produced by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen; and executive produced by Paul Danzinger, Rod De Liano, Craig Cohen, Jeffrey Gou and Joan Huang.
In “Puncture,” tattooed and drug-addicted townie Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) has more than his share of personal demons, but can he straighten up long enough to lead a renegade safety-needle inventor to victory against a monopolizing medical supply corporation? This David-and-Goliath legal drama, based on a true story, exposes the corruption and kickback schemes threatening the lives of millions of health care workers.
“Adam and Mark took a subject matter that was very personal to them and turned it into a gripping drama, and directed Chris Evans in an extremely moving performance,” stated Millennium Entertainment CEO Bill Lee. “We’re thrilled to add this inspiring film to our slate and to bring “Puncture” to the US audience.”
Millennium Entertainment recently acquired Elgin James’ “Little Birds,” starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, with Kate Bosworth and Leslie Mann, and is planning for a fall 2011 theatrical release.
“We couldn’t be happier to be working with Millennium. Their level of passion and commitment for our film has been truly inspirational,” said Adam Kassen.