Newmarket Buys Amenabar’s ‘Agora’

Will release historical era next year.

Last Updated: November 17, 2009 @ 4:28 PM

Newmarket Films has acquired U.S. rights to Alejandro Amenabar’s "Agora" and will release the Rome-set historical epic during the first half of next year.

It’s the first acquisition for Newmarket — best known for handling "The Passion of the Christ" — since the company was bought earlier this month by Exclusive Media Group.

Read more in Variety.