Millennium Entertainment said today it has acquired domestic rights to the David Burris-directed coming-of-age thriller The World Made Straight, eyeing a February 2015 release date. Jeremy Irvine, Minka Kelly, Noah Wyle, Adelaide Clemens and Haley Joel Osment star in the pic, about a rebellious young man who struggles to decide between the dark path he is on and the chance at a new life. It's based on the novel by Ron Rash and was adapted by Shane Danielsen.
The buy is first after Millennium Entertainment's management team led by CEO Bill Lee and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group last week teamed to acquire Millennium’s catalog assets and film distribution platform from a consortium including majority owner Nu Image. Lee remains CEO and the plan is to change the company's name eventually.
The World Made Straight was produced by Todd Labarowski of Dreambridge Films, Daniel Wagner of Bifrost Pictures and Michael Wrenn. Brad and Melissa Coolidge served as executive producers for Dreambridge alongside Robert Ogden Barnum, Katie Mustard and Kirk D'Amico from Myriad Pictures, which is handling worldwide sales. Dreambridge, Bifrost Pictures and Three Point Capital financed the film.