Filmmaker Joshua Marston has been a fixture of the Berlin International Film Festival over the past several years thanks to “Maria Full of Grace” and “The Forgiveness of Blood,” both of which picked up prestigious awards before earning further acclaim at international film festivals. For his latest film, “Complete Unknown,” Marston is heading to Sundance, and it seems his efforts are already paying off. Amazon Studios acquired the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and the film is slated for a fall release.
Starring Michael Shannon and Rachel Weisz, the drama follows a couple whose life is thrown into disarray after a mysterious former flame reappears. Lucas Joaquin, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen produced “Complete Unknown,” while Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve served as executive producers. CAA and WME repped the filmmakers.
With this pre-Sundance deal, Amazon joins Netflix and Oscilloscope, both of whom have picked up titles in advance. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival begins this Thursday.