Noah Buschel's third feature film, "The Missing Person" will head into its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with its worldwide rights having been acquired by Visit Films. Starring Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan, the film follows a private detective, Harold, hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. The man turns out to be a missing person, and Harold is persuaded by a large reward to bring the man back to his wife against his will. "The Missing Person" was produced by Jesse Scolaro and Allen Bain of The 7th Floor, Lois Drabkin of Apropos Films, and Alex Estes."We are excited to be working on 'The Missing Person' with filmmakers of such a high caliber," said Visit's Sylvain Tron in a statement. "Noah is a real talent and has created a film with such style that it stood out to us immediately. We are also pleased to be able to acquire the film for worldwide sales prior to Sundance, as it will allow us to market the film in a cohesive manner and present it to buyers in Berlin." The will have its market premiere at the 2009 European Film Market in Berlin.
By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 7, 2009 at 1:22AM