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Lionsgate Nabs Rights To Victor Salva's "Peaceful Warrior"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 10, 2006 at 10:58AM

Lionsgate (in conjuction with Mark Amins Sobini Films) announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Victor Salva's "Peaceful Warrior." The film, which stars Nick Nolte and Amy Smart is based on the bestselling novel by Dan Millman entitled "Way of the Peaceful Warrior." The film tells the story of the young Dan Millman who aspires for Olympic glory as a college gymnast. But, a chance encounter with a stranger (Nick Nolte) changes his life and helps him realize what he must leave behind in order to fulfill his apsirations for greatness. Mark Amins, of Sobini Films, is one of the film's producers, along with Sobini President, Cami Winikoff, Robin Schorr and David Welch. According the the release, Sobini Films, which is based at Lionsgate, recently re-acquired the film's rights from Blockbuster. "We are pleased to again be in control of a film to which has been a labor of love for me over the years," said Mark Amins. [Tamara Schweitzer]
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Lionsgate (in conjuction with Mark Amins Sobini Films) announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Victor Salva's "Peaceful Warrior." The film, which stars Nick Nolte and Amy Smart is based on the bestselling novel by Dan Millman entitled "Way of the Peaceful Warrior." The film tells the story of the young Dan Millman who aspires for Olympic glory as a college gymnast. But, a chance encounter with a stranger (Nick Nolte) changes his life and helps him realize what he must leave behind in order to fulfill his apsirations for greatness. Mark Amins, of Sobini Films, is one of the film's producers, along with Sobini President, Cami Winikoff, Robin Schorr and David Welch. According the the release, Sobini Films, which is based at Lionsgate, recently re-acquired the film's rights from Blockbuster. "We are pleased to again be in control of a film to which has been a labor of love for me over the years," said Mark Amins. [Tamara Schweitzer]

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