EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are closing a deal around $2 million for U.S. rights for The Reach, the Jean-Baptiste Leonetti-directed thriller that stars Michael Douglas as an arrogant businessman/big game hunter who pursues a trophy and accidentally kills an innocent man. Jeremy Irvine plays the young guide who took him into the vast expanses of the Mojave desert. When the guide refuses to conspire in a cover-up, it becomes a mano a mano fight to the death as the hunter attempts to cover his tracks. Stephen Susco wrote the script and Douglas produced the tight thriller with Robert Mitas. WME Global is brokering the deal that calls for the kind of day and date release that Lionsgate and Roadside executed so well on the films Arbitrage and Margin Call. The Reach plays in the Special Presentations section here at Toronto.