U.S. rights to Jake Rademacher's doc "Brothers at War" have been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films, the company announced Thursday morning. Peter Goldwyn negotiated the deal on behalf of the company with Endeavor Independent head Graham Taylor and attorney Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb LLP on behalf of the producers. Goldwyn plans a March 2009 release of the film/
The film is described as an intimate portrait of an American family. "Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq. The film follows Jake's exploits as he risks everything--including his life--to tell his brothers' story...Unprecedented access to U.S. and Iraqi combat units take him behind the camouflage curtain with secret reconnaissance troops on the Syrian border, into sniper "Hide Sites" in the Sunni Triangle, through raging machine gun battles with the Iraqi Army..."
"'Brothers at War' offers an up-close view of a family dynamic intimately tied to the war," commented Meyer Gottlieb, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films in a statement. "The deeply personal insights of Jake's film add even more profundity and raw honesty to an already relevant topic."