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Tribeca and Miramax Team on Acquiring Last Night, Starring Keira Knightley

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 2, 2011 at 6:17AM

Tribeca Film and Miramax Films have made a U.S. distribution deal for relationship drama Last Night (pictured), starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet. Tribeca Film has acquired theatrical, VOD and select digital rights; a Spring 2011 release is planned. Miramax retains distribution rights for home video, television sales and long-term digital rights.
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Tribeca Film and Miramax Films have made a U.S. distribution deal for relationship drama Last Night (pictured), starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet. Tribeca Film has acquired theatrical, VOD and select digital rights; a Spring 2011 release is planned. Miramax retains distribution rights for home video, television sales and long-term digital rights.

New distrib Tribeca Film launched in March, 2010; it is now a year-round distribution initiative intent on buying and marketing indie films across multiple platforms. Tribeca Film also recently acquired The Bang Bang Club starring Ryan Phillippe and plans to continue to expand its release program through 2011. This deal with Tribeca Film is the new Miramax team's first U.S. distribution deal. The company is mainly focused on taking advantage of its stellar film library. "We see our deal with Tribeca Film as a strong example of the kind of strategic alliances we are looking to develop," says Miramax CEO Mike Lang. "We look forward to expanding the film's reach to audiences globally as well as maximizing all of Miramax’s retained rights, especially on the digital front.”

Last Night trailer and details below:

Last Night is a multi-layered relationship drama focusing on a married couple's night apart; Worthington plays the husband on a business trip trying to resist temptation (in the form of Mendes) while his wife, Knightley, reconnects with a past love (Canet). With Last Night, screenwriter Massy Tadjedin (Leo, The Jacket) directs her own work for the first time.

This article is related to: Genres, Headliners, Indies, Independents, Keira Knightley


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.