September 24, 2009

'Creation' finds distribution with Newmarket

From Variety:

Newmarket Films has acquired U.S. rights to director Jon Amiel's "Creation," starring Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, and plans a December release.

The film, which focuses on Charles Darwin and his family as he struggles to finish "On The Origin of Species," played two weeks ago at the Toronto Film Festival.

After the Toronto screening, some predicted that U.S. distributors would be scared off by the theme of evolution.

Screenplay was written by John Collee, based on the biography "Annie's Box," which was written by Darwin's great-great grandson Randal Keynes.

"Creation" was produced by Jeremy Thomas at Recorded Picture Company with BBC Films and Ocean Pictures. The film co-stars Toby Jones ("Frost/Nixon") and Jeremy Northam ("Gosford Park").

Newmarket is best known for releasing "The Passion of the Christ."

-Thoughts?

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad it got distribution so it has a chance, but with the lack of love for it at this point, I'm not sure if I can say Im super excited. I hope it's not completly boring.

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