Alchemy has acquired U.S. distribution rights for “The Runner,” the Nicholas Cage-led drama about a politician’s life after the BP oil spill. The film also stars Sarah Paulson, Connie Nelson and Peter Fonda and marks the feature film debut of writer-director Austin Stark.
Alchemy aggressively pursued the film with the hope of a late summer 2015 release date. The strength of the company’s offer coupled with their enthusiasm for the film led the filmmakers to decide to forego a festival premiere.
the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, is forced to confront his dysfunctional
life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.”
“With ‘The Runner,’ Austin Stark
has crafted a captivating drama through a personal lens while tackling an event
that resonated globally and remains very relevant in today’s environment,” said Alchemy’s Brooke Ford. “With a superb cast led by
Nicolas Cage, this film’s gripping storyline will keep audiences on the edge of