Entertainment One Films has announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to “Twice Born” in all media from Wild Bunch.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month and was also recently screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Directed by Sergio Castellitto, the film stars Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch in the story of a single mother who brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years before.
“We’re pleased to add another impressive title to our growing US slate and delighted to secure ‘Twice Born’ for Canada as well. Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch are audience-favorites and both deliver outstanding performances in this powerful drama,” said David Reckziegel, President, eOne Films North America.
“Twice Born” is expected to be released in theatres in the US and Canada in 2013.