Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei Drama ‘Human Capital’ Sells to Vertical, DirecTV

Film premiered at TIFF last month

Last Updated: October 18, 2019 @ 3:27 PM

Vertical Entertainment and DirecTV have acquired the North American rights to “Human Capital,” which stars Liev Schreiber and Marisa Tomei, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The drama premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival last month. DirecTV will have the exclusive on pre-release SVOD, while Vertical will distribute the film in theaters in the second quarter of 2020.

Marc Meyers’ film is an adaptation of both a 2004 novel by Stephen Amidon as well as the 2013 Italian film based on the book and directed by Paolo Virzi. Oren Moverman (“The Messenger”) wrote the screenplay about two families, one wealthy and one poor, that become intertwined following a tragic hit and run car accident.

The film is broken into three chapters that are each viewed from the perspective of a different individual involved with the accident, and Wolff does not appear in the film until its climactic third and final chapter. Alex Wolff specifically plays a young man with a troubled past who has now turned cruel towards his girlfriend, played by Maya Hawke. Schreiber, Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard and Betty Gabriel also star.

Bert Marcus, Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray, Schreiber, Moverman, and Matthew Stillman are producers on the film. Marco Cohen, Fabrizio Donvito, Voula Wolf Duval, Jody Girgenti, Jenny Halper, Cathleen Ihasz, Nicole Ihasz, Hal Kessler, Brian LaMacchia, Nic Marshall, Dov Mamann, A.D. Oppenheim, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, Ali K. Rizvi, Mike Sobiloff, Jon Wanzek and Henry Wu were executive producers.

Variety first reported the news.

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