Eric Weinrib’s documentary Roseanne For President!, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, will hit theaters on Fourth of July weekend smack in the middle of a presidential campaign. IFC Films has acquired rights and set a July 1 bow for the docu, which follows the comedian’s 2012 run for the White House via the Peace and Freedom Party. The dark comedy centers on Barr’s campaign from its inception when she announced her run on The Tonight Show in August 2011, gaining access to Roseanne’s home, friends and family. (She appeared on the 2012 ballot in California, Colorado and Florida, garnerning about 65,000 votes.)
Well Go USA Entertainment as acquired North American rights to Train to Busan, Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie apocalypse thriller that played in the Midnight Screenings sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival. A late-July theatrical release is planned following the film’s release in its native South Korea. The pic follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone — which might or might not still be there.
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