Elizabeth Debicki, Claes Bang Thriller ‘Burnt Orange Heresy’ Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

Toronto 2019: Giuseppe Capotondi directs the film based on Charles Willeford’s novel

The Burnt Orange Heresy
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Sony Pictures Classics has made yet another acquisition out of the Toronto International Film Festival this year with Giuseppe Capotondi’s “The Burnt Orange Heresy,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The thriller stars Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland. Scott Smith adapted the novel of the same name by Charles Willeford. David Zander, William Horberg, David Lancaster produced, while Sienna Aquilini, Aeysha Walsh, Dante Ariola, August Zander, Charlie Dombek, Sherborne Media, Rumble Films, Indiana Production Company, The Ingenious Group, and Hanway Films executive produced.

In “The Burnt Orange Heresy,” Bang plays an art dealer who is hired to steal a painting from one of the biggest painters of all time. Soon, however, he is consumed by greed and he loses it.

The film first debuted at the Venice Film Festival where Capotondi, Jagger and Sutherland won the Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, and then screened at TIFF. SPC previously acquired “Lyrebird” and “Greed” out of the festival.

Bang also stars in “Lyrebird,” and his other most recent credits include “The Square” and “The Affair.” Debicki most recently starred in “The Cloverfield Paradox” and “Widows.” Sutherland will next be seen in “Ad Astra” alongside Brad Pitt.

UTA and CAA represented the filmmakers.

Variety first reported the news.