Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Synchronic’ Acquired by Well Go USA

Film that premiered at TIFF and is directed by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson opens in theaters in 2020

Synchronic Jamie Dornan Anthony Mackie
XYZ Films

Well Go USA has acquired the U.S. rights to the sci-fi thriller “Synchronic” starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The distributor will release “Synchronic,” which made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall, theatrically beginning in 2020 as part of a seven-figure deal.

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson (“Spring,” “The Endless”) direct this stylish, genre, and mind-bending film that stars Dornan and Mackie as two paramedics in New Orleans who stumble across a bizarre series of drug-related deaths all tied to a narcotic called “Synchronic” that does more than just alters consciousness. The two set off to find the source of the drug after Mackie’s character is given a terminal cancer diagnosis an after Dornan’s daughter tries the drug and goes missing. Benson also wrote the screenplay.

David Lawson Jr., Michael Mendelsohn, Moorhead and Benson are producers on “Synchronic” along with Patriot Pictures, XYZ Films and Rustic Films. Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital Management financed the film.

The deal was negotiated by Doris Pfardrescher and Jason Pfardrescher on behalf of Well Go USA and by Nate Bolotin from XYZ and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

Deadline first reported the news of the sale.