FilmRise has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Truman, the Cesc Gay-helmed pic that won five Goya Awards this year including Best Film. The Spanish-Argentinean comedic drama starring Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara will bow in U.S. theaters in winter 2017.
The pic, which bowed at the Toronto film festival, explores the intimacy and tenderness of a lifelong friendship headed towards its imminent end. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián (Darín) has decided to forgo treatment, and spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Tomás (Cámara) pays his ailing friend an unexpected visit, he quickly realizes he won’t be able to change his mind. In what will be their final reunion, the two friends set out to finalize Julián’s funeral arrangements, settle his accounts and find a home for his beloved dog Truman.
The deal was negotiated by FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher and VP Acquisitions Max Einhorn with Iván Díaz of Filmax International.