The Michael Winterbottom psychological thriller “The Face of an Angel,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival early last month, has been picked up by Screen Media Films for U.S. distribution and is slated for release during the early part of 2015.
“The Face of an Angel” is a meta-narrative; not just a story within a story, but rather, a story about a story. Daniel Brühl stars as a film director whose next project is a screen adaptation of a book that recounts the trial of an American student who murdered her flatmate while studying abroad. As Brühl’s character begins his descent down the rabbit hole of research, he becomes increasingly skeptical of what he and everyone involved in the making of the film, are actually trying to accomplish. Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne co-star.
Screen Media Films Director of Acquisitions and Marketing Seth Needle expressed immense enthusiasm for not only the film, but also Winterbottom’s talent as a storyteller. “This is a fascinating story inspired by a very complicated real life event and Michael superbly executed this intricate topic to truly make a unique and compelling movie,” said Needle in a release.
“The Face of an Angel” will screen at the London Film Festival on October 18. Screen Media Films will give the film a day-and-date release during the second quarter of 2015, on a date that has yet to be determined.