Fox Searchlight has purchased the distribution rights to Terrence Malick’s new drama, A Hidden Life. The film made its debut at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.
- Variety is reporting that Fox Searchlight has purchased the rights to Terrence Malick’s World War II drama, A Hidden Life.
- The film made its debut over the weekend and was well received at the Cannes Film Festival.
- A Hidden Life caught the attention of such studios as Netflix and A24 before ultimately going to Fox Searchlight.
- Variety writes that the movie, “tells the true story of the Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter, who rejected Adolf Hitler and objected to the war. He was ultimately ostracized by his community, imprisoned for his convictions, and executed.”
- Back in 2011, Searchlight purchased the distribution rights to Malick’s award winning film, The Tree of Life, bringing in over $13 million at the domestic box office.
- Variety speculates that Searchlight is hoping to find another successful release with A Hidden Life as well as recognition during awards season.
A Hidden Life stars:
- August Diehl
- Valerie Pachner
- Maria Simon
- Tobias Moretti
- The late Bruno Ganz
- Matthias Schoenaerts
- Fox Searchlight’s most recent film, Tolkien, is now playing in select theatres. Read Alex’s review of the biopic about the legendary author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
- Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield will star in a new film for the studio about the televangelist, Tammy Faye Bakker.
- Speaking of World War II tales, director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit is heading to theaters this fall. The satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young girl in their attic.