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Bleecker Street Acquires Ben Foster’s ‘Leave No Trace’

Sundance 2018: Debra Granik directs from a script she co-wrote with Anne Rosellini

Bleecker Street has acquired the North American rights to Ben Foster’s “Leave No Trace” at the Sundance Film Festival, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Debra Granik directed from a screenplay she wrote with Anne Rosellini, based on the novel “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock. Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeff Kober and Dale Dickey also star.

Rosellini, Anne Harrison and Linda Reisman are producers. The film had its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in the Premieres section.

The film follows Will (Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (McKenzie), who have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. Soon, their secluded life is shattered and they are put into social services, which prompts them to set off onto a journey back home.

Endeavor Content negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers, and the deal was negotiated between Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street. BRON and Topic Studios were behind the film.

Bleecker Street also bought the rights to Keira Knightley’s period drama “Colette” alongside 30West in a seven-figure deal at the festival.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired all international rights, excluding France, for the film last week.