Kino Lorber has picked up North American rights to The Measure Of A Man, which earned Vincent Lindon the Best Actor Award at Cannes. Stephane Brizé directed the pic from a script he co-wrote with Olivier Gorce about a laid-off man who takes a demeaning job as a security guard at a supermarket. The distributor will open the film in theaters in the fall.
Picturehouse has acquired U.S. rights to Big Stone Gap, a period drama starring Ashley Judd. The distributor has set an October 9 release date for writer-director Adriana Trigiani’s debut feature based on her book about the lives of working folks in an Appalachian coal-mining town in 1978. Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony La Paglia and Jenna Elfman co-star in the film from Altar Identity Studios.