Former Radius-TWC toppers Tom Quinn and Jason Janego and Drafthouse Films’ Tim League have set a December 23 release date in L.A. and New York for Michael Moore’s documentary Where To Invade Next. The pic marked the first acquisition for the trio’s upstart distribution company when they made a deal just after it bowed at the Toronto Film Festival. A nationwide rollout beginning January 15 follows the Oscar-qualifying December run.
The trio, which already had said it was staking out a December release for the pic, are making all the right moves to place Moore’s latest docu in the awards-season hunt: On Monday it secured its latest fall-festival slot at AFI Fest, where it will screen November 7 at the Egyptian in Hollywood.
Still no word on a name for the trio’s new outfit, though they did describe it as “clandestine” today (that’s not a bad name, actually). Janego, Quinn and League used the occasion of the September 30 acquisition to break the news of the venture.