In the first advance deal of the Toronto International Film Festival, Roadside Attractions bought U.S. theatrical distribution rights to Charlie Stratton’s romantic thriller “Therese” starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange. The film premieres on September 7.
The feature debut of writer/director Stratton, “Therese” is based on Emile Zola’s novel “Thérèse Raquin.” Elizabeth Olsen is Therese, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton) by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange). When she meets her husband’s childhood friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac, of “Inside Llewyn Davis”), she embarks on an illicit affair with tragic consequences.
“Therese” was developed, financed and produced by LD Entertainment, which previously worked with Roadside on “Albert Nobbs,” “Biutiful” and “I Love You Phillip Morris.”
Roadside Attractions will oversee marketing and distribution of the film in collaboration with LD distribution president David Dinerstein.
“Therese” is produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and William Horberg.