Stanley Tucci's "Blind Date" has been picked up by Variance Films. The Sundance feature, starring Patricia Clarkson and Tucci, is a story about a couple desperately trying to reconcile after the loss of their young daughter. "Date" is the second remake in the Theo Van Gogh trilogy following "Interview." E1 has acquired US DVD & VOD rights while the Sundance Channel has acquired exclusive cable rights.
Variance president Dylan Marchetti negotiated the deal with Caroline Stern and Nick Stiliadis on behalf of Cinemavault, which is handling worldwide sales rights. The film will be released theatrically in late Summer or early Fall this year.
"The first time I saw the film, I fell head over heels for it," commented Marchetti in a statement. "One of the joys of running a smaller company is you can wait and work on the films that you're truly in love with... and this is absolutely one of those cases. We can't wait to get this one out there."