The Weinstein Co said today it is rereleasing its war drama Sarah’s Key on 300 screens on Friday, giving the summer title a push into awards season. The film stars Kristin Scott Thomas as an American journalist living in modern-day Paris whose research for an article about the imprisonment of Jews during France’s notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942 ends up turning her own world inside out. Gilles Paquet-Brenner directed the film and co-wrote the script with Serge Joncour based on the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay. Sarah’s Key made $7 million at the domestic box office after its July 22 release; worldwide, it’s made $20.5 million to date. “We know there’s an even bigger audience for the movie, and that’s why we’re re-releasing it now, in a wider pattern, and just in time for awards consideration,” Weinstein Co distribution boss Erik Loomis said. The company already has its hands full during awards season, with at least its My Week With Marilyn (release date: November 23), The Artist (November 25) and Meryl Streep-starrer The Iron Lady (December 16) angling for attention.
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