Cinedigm has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Anton Corbijn’s Life, which stars Dane DeHaan as James Dean and Robert Pattinson as Life magazine photog Dennis Stock. The pic’s story is told from Stock’s perspective as he meets and profiles Dean in 1955 for the magazine, turning out some of Dean’s most iconic photographs. The photos were published less than five months before Dean’s death at age 24.
Luke Davies penned the script for the movie which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February. A fall 2015 release is planned.
The deal was negotiated by CAA and WME Global with Cinedigm’s Kristin Harris.