FilmRise has picked up worldwide rights to My Father Die, a revenge thriller that premiered at SXSW in March. The film from writer-director Sean Brosnan stars Joe Anderson as Asher, a man who has been deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at age 12. For the past two decades he has been training to avenge himself on his attacker, a man who also killed his older brother. Now that his nemesis is out of prison, he will finally get his chance — but Asher’s target also happens to be his father (Gary Stretch). John Schneider and Candace Smith co-star in the pic, which FilmRise will release in theaters this winter. Brosnan, son of Pierce Brosnan, also produces along with Sanja Banic and Orian Williams. The deal was negotiated by FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher and VP Acquisition Max Einhorn with CAA.
Sol Y Luna, the new Spanish-language label of Kino Lorber, has pinned North American rights to Lucha Mexico, a documentary about the world of lucha libre wrestling. Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz’s film will get a day-and-date release on July 15. Shot during the course of four year, the film focuses on acrobatic and usually masked luchadores including Shocker (aka 1000% Guapo), Jon “Strongman” Andersen, Blue Demon Jr., Fabian El Gitano and El Hijo del Perro Aguayo.
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