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“Rescue Dawn” Flies to MGM for North America

"Rescue Dawn" Flies to MGM for North America

MGM has acquired all North American rights to “Rescue Dawn,” the survival story of Dieter Dengler, an American pilot shot down in Viet Cong territory, written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Christian Bale, it was announced today by the company’s COO Rick Sands. The film, produced by Gibraltar Entertainment in association with Thema Production, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival Saturday. MGM plans a theatrical run in December, 2006. MGM’s Scott Packman and Ayano Ichida negotiated the deal with Adam W. Rosen of Rosen Feig Golland & Lunn who represented the filmmakers in the sale. [Brian Brooks]

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