U.S. Rights have to the thriller Return to Sender, which stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Nick Nolte, has been nabbed by Image Entertainment. Pike stars as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, Miranda starts to regularly visit him in jail and build a relationship with her attacker. The film, which will be released sometime end of year 2015, was directed by Fouad Mikati from a script co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. The ensemble cast also includes Camryn Manheim (The Practice) and Rumer Willis. Mark Ward, RLJ’s Entertainment’s chief acquisitions officer who negotiated the deal.
The project is being produced by Holly Wiersma (Dallas Buyers Club) and Candice Abela and executive produced by Joe Gossett, J.C. Khoury and Logan Levy, the deal was negotiated by Voltage Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.
Recent Image Entertainment releases include The Rewrite with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and written & directed by Marc Lawrence; and The Cobbler with Adam Sandler, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Steve Buscemi and written & directed by Tom McCarthy.
Upcoming titles include Burying the Ex starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Green, Alexandra Daddario and directed by Joe Dante; and Dark was the Night with Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas.