New Exclusive Media distribution division Exclusive Releasing has jumped into the Sundance fray by picking up U.S. rights to the drama “Two Mothers,” starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright. The film had its world premiere Friday, Jan. 18, in the Premieres section of the Sundance Film Festival. Exclusive plans a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release for the film later this year.
Directed by Anne Fontaine and adapted by Christopher Hampton from the Doris Lessing novel, “Two Mothers” tells the story of lifelong friends who fall in love with each other’s sons and try to keep the affairs secret for years. Philippe Carcassonne, Francis Boespflug and Andrew Mason produced; Troy Lum is the executive producer.
Exclusive Releasing head of acquisitions Matt Brodlie negotiated the deal with CAA and Gaumont International head Cécile Gaget. Exclusive, which plans to theatrically distribute three or four releases per year, will also handle international rights for the UK and CIS.
“Two Mothers” is Exclusive Releasing’s first acquisition.