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Sundance: Fox Searchlight Acquires John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary'

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire January 21, 2014 at 3:36PM

Days following its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight has acquired U.S. and select international rights to John Michael McDonagh's well-received follow-up to "The Guard," "Calvary." The drama stars Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd and Kelly Reilly.
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Cavalry

Days following its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight has acquired U.S. and select international rights to John Michael McDonagh's well-received follow-up to "The Guard," "Calvary." The drama stars Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd and Kelly Reilly.

Here's the synopsis per Searchlight:

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

The company plans to open the film theatrically this year.

This article is related to: Sundance 2014, Sundance Film Festival, Calvary, Acquisitions, Fox Searchlight Pictures