Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to "Whitewash," starring Thomas Haden Church.
Writer-director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais won the Best New Narrative Director prize at this year's Tribeca Film Festival for his movie about a snowplow operator in Canada who must deal with the aftermath of a terrible accident. "Now I just can't wait for Americans to discover Thomas Haden Church's performance," Hoss-Desmarais said in the announcement.
This will be Church's first film since last year's "John Carter," and the first film in which you can see his face since 2011's "We Bought a Zoo" (Church provided the voice and motion capture imagery for the alien Tal Hajus in "John Carter," as I'm sure everyone remembers).
"Whitewash" was produced by Luc Dery and Kim McCraw of micro_scope, a company know for well-reviewed indies like "Incendies" in 2010 and "Monsieur Lazhar" in 2011.
No release date has been set, but Oscilloscope is planning a theatrical and digital release for the film. For early reviews, check out Criticwire's page for "Whitewash" here.