Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to What Haunts Us, Paige Goldberg Tolmach’s feature documentary debut that follows her own investigation into a sexual predator — a beloved teacher and coach who preyed upon boys from her own 1979 high school class at the prestigious Porter Gaud School in Charleston, SC. She began her probe after six boys from her graduating class later committed suicide, leading to her uncovering the dark secret. The pic, executive produced by Frank Marshall (Sully), Matt Tolmach (Amazing Spider-Man 1&2) and Regina K. Scully (Money Monster), will now get a theatrical release May 11 in Los Angeles and New York ahead of its May 14 broadcast premiere on Starz. A digital release is slated for later in the summer.
Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to Pin Cushion, the drama written and directed by Deborah Haywood that opened last year’s International Film Critics’ Week section at Venice. A limited theatrical run is set for August, followed by VOD and DVD in the fall. Joanna Scanlan, Lily Newmark, Sacha Cordy-Nice, Loris Scarpa and Bethany Antonia star in the story of an unusually close mother and daughter, Lyn and Iona, who are excited for their new life in a new town. Iona eventually finds three “best friends” and Lyn feels left out, so she makes friends with a neighbor. But all is not right, and when Lyn understands what is really going on with Iona, she figures out a way to punish her friends and keep Iona safe by her side forever.