By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 16, 2014 at 4:38AM
A24, in partnership with DirecTV, has acquired U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan's new thriller "The Captive." The film, which just screened for press at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival moments ago, stars Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos and Scott Speedman. The film is competing for the Palme d'Or.
The film centers on the kidnapping of a young girl and the ensuing investigation.
“We are huge fans of Atom and are excited to be working with him on this incredible achievement," said A24. “The narrative is gripping and the cast is superb. We are looking forward to working with eOne and are excited for audiences to see have the chance to discover this film.”
The joint venture is part of an overall deal announced in last September by the two companies. Dennis Villeneuve's thriller "Enemy," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, was the first film covered in the alliance.
A24 plans to release the film theatrically this fall.