Mira Nair's latest film, a Holocaust documentary, Edward Burns' new family drama and a documentary about the world of illicit drug dealing all found distribution after screening at the Toronto International Film Festival this past week.
IFC Films bought all North American rights to Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," which debuted at the Venice International Film Festival. The film, which stars Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson, Riz Ahmed and Kiefer Sutherland, is based on a novel by Mohsin Hamid. It centers on an ambitious Wall Street employee (Ahmed) who returns to Pakistan after 9/11 and gets caught up with a group of fundamentalists.
IFC, which financed Nair's hit film "Monsoon Wedding," has not determined when the film will hit theaters.
Magnolia Pictures acquired Janet Tobias' documentary "No Place on Earth," which tells the story of 38 Ukrainian Jews who survived WWII by living in caves for 18 months. The indie outfit intends to release the film, which serves as Tobias' directorial debut (she was a producer for "60 Minutes" and "Nightline"), theatrically next year.
Tribeca Films has made two acquisitions at this year's festival, scooping up North American rights to the documentary "How to Make Money Selling Drugs," and Burns' film "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas."