The film is loosely based on the life of cancer survivor and geneticist Mary-Claire King
Entertainment One Films has acquired domestic distribution rights to “Decoding Annie Parker,” a film based on the eponymous cancer survivor and geneticist Mary-Claire King.
The movie stars Oscar nominee Samantha Morton as Parker and Oscar winner Helen Hunt as King. Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff and Alice Eve also appear in the film, which marks the directorial debut of esteemed cinematographer Steven Bernstein.
eOne will release the movie in theaters and via VOD simultaneously next summer.
“Steven has created a gripping, poignant and inspiring film that champions the strength of the human spirit and beautifully captures both the emotional challenges and unexpected wit of those who are faced with hardship,” Dylan Wiley, eONe Films US’s SVP and general manager, said in a statement. “This is a story that will connect deeply with audiences, and we are happy to bring this film to theatres nationwide.”
eOne’s Sejin Croninger made the deal with UTA and executive producer Sidney Powell.