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First Look Media Spots "Freeze Frame"

First Look Media Spots "Freeze Frame"

by Brian Brooks









Rachael Stirling, in a scene from John Simpson's "Freeze Frame," for which First Look Media has picked up worldwide rights outside the U.K. and Ireland. Image courtesy of First Look Media.

First Look Media has acquired worldwide rights to John Simpson's thriller, "Freeze Frame," First Look president Bill Lischak, and Chris Cooney, CEO and co-chairman announced Friday. The film, which stars Lee Evans ("The Medallion"), Rachael Stirling ("Othello") and Colin Salmon ("The Statement"), premiered during the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, and is tentatively slated for an early 2005 U.S. theatrical release through the First Look Pictures banner.

The film is about Sean (Evans), who loses touch with reality and falls into a life-threatening paranoia. Trapped in this state, Sean attaches multiple cameras onto his body to record his daily movements in case the police accuse him again of murder. The police, however, finds a murdered woman, and he suddenly becomes a suspect. The reality of his paranoi the becomes questionable after one of his tapes goes missing.

"John Simpson's edgy and modern take on the ever-popular crime thriller is sure to be a hit with buyers and audiences worldwide, and we are pleased to be working with such a talented director," commented Lischak in a statement. "We are extremely excited to add this riveting and heart-pounding film to our upcoming slate," Lawson added.

First Look International, a division of First Look Media, is an independent worldwide film sales and distribution company specializing in the acquisition, financing, packaging and distribution of independently produced feature films of all genres. The company's current productions include Nischa Ganatra's "Cake," and Toni Kotite's "Kevin Approaches." Current releases include Reverge Anselmo's "Stateside," Christian Johnston's "September Tapes," Gerry Lively's "Dungeons and Dragons 2," Eric Till's "Luther," John Irvin's "The Boys and Girl from County Clare," and Charles Martin Smith's "The Snow Walker."

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