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Bleecker Street Acquires Domestic Rights to ‘Montana Story’

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and will be released in 2022

Bleecker Street has secured U.S. domestic rights to “Montana Story,” written and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, the distributor announced Wednesday.

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and will be released in 2022.

“Montana Story” follows two estranged siblings as they return home to their Montana ranch for their ailing father. The film stars Haley Lu Richardson, Owen Teague, Gilbert Owuor, Kimberly Guerrero, Eugene Brave Rock and Asivak Koostachin. 

“David and Scott’s film cuts to the quick of the pain haunting this American family,” Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street, said in a statement to TheWrap. “As their story unfolds, two siblings portrayed beautifully by Haley and Owen, find their own strength in the land around them and the people beside them.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Bleecker Street, whose total commitment to independent filmmaking and the theatrical experience is so in sync with our own,” McGehee and Siegel added.

The deal was brokered between Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy of Bleecker Street and ICM Partners.

Stage 6 Films picked up all international rights in a separate deal.

Last month, Bleecker Street acquired the North American rights to “Sundown,” the latest film from Mexican director Michel Franco that stars Tim Roth and premiered at the Venice and Toronto film festivals this year.

Next up for Bleecker Street on the release slate is “India Sweets and Spices,” a family comedy from director Geeta Malik.