In the current movie news roundup,”Guest of Honour” and”Skin Deep: The Fight Over Morgellons” have discovered supply and Screen Gems is growing”Urban Legend.”

ACQUISITIONS

Kino Lorber has obtained U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan’s drama,”Guest of Honour,” starring David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira and Luke Wilson.

The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival at 2019 and has been an official selection in the Toronto, Vancouver, London, and Busan International Film Festivals. The movie will have its U.S. premiere on Feb. 13 since the opening night selection of the Canada Currently 2020 occasion at IFC Center in New York.

Thewlis portrays a health professional in Hamilton, Ontario and De Oliveria plays with a high school music educator that has been incarcerated for improper behavior with students. She rebuffs his attempts to secure an early release, confident she wants to be punished for crimes she committed before. The girl confides the secrets of her back into a priest played with Wilson.

Egoyan’s credits include “The Sweet Hereafter,” “Adoration” and “Remember.” The bargain had been negoiated by Kino Lorber’s Wendy Lidell with Nicolas Brigaud-Robert.

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Gravitas Ventures has obtained rights to Pi Ware’s documentary”Skin Deep: The Fight Over Morgellons” and place it to get a March 31 release.

“Skin Deep: The Fight Over Morgellons” investigates the controversy surrounding Morgellons, where patients think they’re experiencing a skin condition while others in the health care industry argue that the sufferers are delusional.

Besides Ware, manufacturers are Levon Mergian, Patrick Belton, Gary Leva, and Laura Stoddard. Executive producers are Denise James and Jerry James.

“’Skin Deep’ sheds a light on a really contentious subject matter in the health care area, while simultaneously informing and entertaining its viewers,” explained Brett Rogalsky, acquisitions manager at Gravitas Ventures.

PROJECT LAUNCH

Colin Minihan will direct the thriller”Urban Legend” out of his own script for Sony’s Screen Gems division.

“Urban Legend” will revolve around a bunch of school students as they try to understand a string of bizarre deaths which resemble urban legends.

Mike Medavoy and Benjamin Anderson will create for Phoenix Pictures. Eric Paquette and Michael Bitar will oversee for Screen Gems.

Minihan led micro budget feature”What Makes You Alive,” which premiered at SXSW in 2018. He’s repped by Marc Manus in Zero Gravity, CAA, and Barry Littman in Hansen Jacobson. The information was reported by Deadline.