Announced at the American Black Film Festival, where the film is scheduled to screen, Matthew Cherry's family drama, The Last Fall, has been acquired by Image Entertainment (which you may recall was bought earlier this year by Bob Johnson) in a deal that includes all North American rights.
The film, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie.
Its synopsis reads:
After several years in the playing professional football, Kyle Bishop is released from his fourth team in three years and returns to his home town, broke and at a complete loss about what he will do for a living. After an initially cold reception, Kyle reconnects with Faith Davis, his old high school sweetheart. Ready to leave football far in the past, Kyle gets a job at a local gym and starts planning a new life with Faith and her young son, Von. However, when Kyle unexpectedly gets a lucrative offer from another professional team, and the father of Faith's son, Rell, tries to win his way back in her life, he is torn about what path to take.
Vanessa Bell Calloway, Harry Lennix, Darrin Henson and Keith David round out the cast of the film, which was produced by Nikki Love and Scott Hebert.
The deal includes all non-theatrical domestic rights (DVD, VOD, Digital Download, etc).
No word yet on a release date.