Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind world premiered last month at TIFF and had its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival and now IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the pic. Written and directed by Moverman, the film stars Richard Gere as George, a desperate man who is thrust onto New York City’s gritty and unforgiving streets. He seeks refuge at an intake center for homeless men at Bellevue, and through a series of events, begins to repair the relationship with his estranged daughter. Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Michael Kenneth Williams, Yul Vazquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, and Steve Buscemi also star. Gere is producing with Blackbird Films’ Lawrence Inglee, Caroline Kaplan, Edward Walson, Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Mohammed Al Turki, Zak Tucker, Cold Iron Pictures’ Amanda Marshall and Eva Maria Daniels are exec producers.
Gere’s film credits also include Arbitrage I’m Not There; Pretty Woman; Primal Fear; Breathless; The Cotton Club; American Gigolo; and An Officer And A Gentleman; and Days Of Heaven.
Moverman’s previously directed Oscar-nominated film The Messenger starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster and Samantha Morton; and Rampart starring Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright and Sigourney Weaver.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films with WME Global, ICM Partners and Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.