Image Entertainment Picks Up Mickey Rourke’s Passion Play

Despite coming out of TIFF 2010 with less than stellar buzz, the much talked about Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox vehicle, Passion Play, has fallen into the hands of a studio Criterion Collection fans should know well, Image Entertainment.

The company, and Criterion Collection DVD distributor, has nabbed up the US distribution rights to the Mitch Glazer directed film, in a reported seven figure deal, says Deadline.   The film stars Rourke and Fox, along with Bill Murray, and follows a troubled and aging trumpet player who goes on the run from a mob boss, and meets a winged woman, whom he falls for.

Now, the film, as mentioned above, didn’t quite hit the festival circuit with the greatest of buzz, but this is definitely an interesting pick up for Image, particularly coming from a festival that was completely controlled by Lionsgate, who finalized their amazing run of purchases by picking up the Will Ferrell film, Everything Must Go.

No release date has yet been announced.   What do you think? Is this a project you’re looking forward to seeing?

Source: Deadline

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  • Definitely looking forward to “Passion Play”. With a cast like this I wouldn’t miss it for anything. I’m my own critic – much of the time I disagree with most of them anyway. I want to see something thats trying to do something different.

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