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The Chosen OneJuly 8, 2008
Image Entertainment finds its Chosen One
Image Entertainment has taken on all US rights to The Chosen One starring Rob Schneider, one of the company's largest-ever acquisitions.
The deal was signed here in Cannes by Image Entertainment UK managing director Wendy Rutland with Q Black Media.
Image will release the film in early 2009 and it does plan to launch the film theatrically, potentially with a distribution partner.
Schneider plays a used car salesman who is suddenly said to be a chosen prophet by a group of South African shamans. The comedy also stars Steve Buscemi, Holland Taylor and Peter Riegert.
Schneider wrote the script with Boon Collins. Joe Q Bretz and John Schneider produced. Q Black Media's Joe Q Bretz, David Blackford and Chris Luu financed the project.
'The draw of Rob Schneider combined with the high-brow comedy and poignancy of th film ensures that The Chosen One will be well-recieved by retailers and fans alike,' said Image's chief acqusition offer Bill Bromiley. 'This is a great acquisition for Image nad we're thrilled to be involved with this project.'