Alchemy has acquired all North American distribution rights to Mora Stephens’ political thriller “Zipper,” starring Patrick Wilson opposite Lena Headey, Ray Winstone, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho, Dianna Agron, Christopher McDonald, Alexandra Breckenridge and Penelope Mitchell. The purchase represents Alchemy’s second 2015 Sundance Film Festival buy, following their early pick up of the Nicole Kidman drama “Stangerland.”
Wilson stars in the film as Sam Ellis, a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future whose one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction that threatens to destroy his life, family and career.
“‘Zipper’ is a sophisticated political thriller anchored by Patrick Wilson’s riveting performance as a man battling a burgeoning sexual addition,” said Bill Lee, Alchemy’s CEO. “We’re excited to bring this gripping film to audiences everywhere.”
Alchemy VP of Acquisitions Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with CAA and Cinetic on behalf of the filmmakers. Cargo Entertainment will be handling international rights at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival. The company is planning a theatrical and On Demand release strategy for later this year.