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March 26, 2007 8:36 AM
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"Eleven Men Out" Goes to here! for North America

here! Films has acquired North American rights to Icelandic soccer (football) "dramedy" "Eleven Men Out" by Robert Douglas. here! Films' sister company Regent Releasing will handle the film's theatrical release slated for Summer 2007. Written by Jon Atli Jonasson and Douglas, "Eleven Men Out" centers on Ottar Thor, the star of KR, the Icelandic soccer team. After he surprisingly comes out of the closet to a reporter in front of his teammates, the controversy surrounding his coming out leads him on a journey to discovery himself, and a journey off the KR team. "here! Films is thrilled to be bringing this fun yet emotional import to audiences everywhere," commented Mark Reinhart, EVP acquisitions & distribution, here! Networks in a statement. "This timely social satire illustrates the struggle gay men and women in professional sports and beyond face while trying to stay true to their identity, and we think our viewers
will be charmed by this delightful film." [Brian Brooks]

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