Maitland Primrose Group Gets North American Rights to ‘Henry’s Crime’

Comedy stars Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga

Last Updated: November 17, 2010 @ 4:54 PM

Maitland Primrose Group has acquired the North American rights to "Henry's Crimes," the company announced on Wednesday.

The Keanu Reeves film will be distributed by Moving Pictures Film & TV (MPF&TV). It made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Vera Farmiga, James Caan, Fisher Stevens and Judy Greer co-star.

The romantic comedy follows Henry (Reeves), a toll collector who is falsely accused of robbing a bank in Buffalo. Ending up in prison, he finds a street-smart friend and cellmate in Max (James Caan), who becomes his partner in crime upon their release.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but CAA negotiated the deal with Gary Hirsch and Ted Chalmers from Moving Pictures.

"Henry's Crime" is directed by Malcolm Venville ("44 Inch Chest") and based on an original screenplay from writer and executive producer Sacha Gervasi ("The Terminal").

It was produced by Company Films’ Stephen Hamel, Mimran Schur’s David Mimran and Jordan Schur, and Lemore Syvan. Firstar Films’ Scott Fischer, Sacha Gervasi, Mark Fischer, Cassian Elwes, Alison Palmer, Peter Graham, Stephen Hays, and GK Films’ Lisa Wilson serve as executive producers.