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Gravitas Ventures Acquires Running Drama '4 Minute Mile' With Richard Jenkins

By Taylor Lindsay | Indiewire May 6, 2014 at 5:07PM

Before "4 Minute Mile" runs at the Seattle International Film Festival this year, Gravitas Ventures has nabbed the North American distribution rights. Richard Jenkins stars in the film, along with Kelly Blatz, Analeigh Tipton, and Kim Basinger.
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Kelly Blatz and Richard Jenkins
Gravitas Kelly Blatz and Richard Jenkins

Before "4 Minute Mile" runs at the Seattle International Film Festival this year, Gravitas Ventures has nabbed the North American distribution rights. Richard Jenkins stars in the film, along with Kelly Blatz, Analeigh Tipton, and Kim Basinger.

After getting manipulated into running drug payments to a local dealer, high school student Drew (Kelly Blatz) has nowhere to turn in a family with a deadbeat older brother and an overwhelmed single mom. Just as it seems hopeless, an ex-track coach with his own demons (Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins) witnesses Drew's speed and athleticism and decides to train him to reach for more than he ever imagined possible. Gravitas VP Melanie Miller stated "'4 Minute Mile' is much more than a film about running." 

Gravitas plans for a theatrical release on August 1, 2014, with a pre-theatrical window starting July 1, 2014. 

This article is related to: Acquisitions, Richard Jenkins, Gravitas Ventures, Kim Basinger, Analeigh Tipton