Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the thriller “Return to Sender,” which stars Oscar nominees Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) and Nick Nolte (“Warrior”), it was announced Thursday by Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s chief acquisitions officer for the Image brands.
“Return to Sender” was directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. The film co-stars Shiloh Fernandez (“Evil Dead”), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) and Rumer Willis (“Sorority Row”).
The intense psychological thriller stars Pike as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Fernandez). Following his arrest, Miranda starts to regularly visit him in jail and build a relationship with her attacker. But everything may not be as it appears.
The film was produced by Holly Wiersma (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Candice Abela, and executive produced by Joe Gossett, J.C. Khoury and Logan Levy.
“Fresh on the heels of her Academy Award nominated performance in ‘Gone Girl,’ Rosamund Pike delivers another stellar turn in ‘Return to Sender.’ We are extremely proud to add this to our 2015 slate,” said Ward, who negotiated the deal on behalf of RLJE/Image Entertainment along with Voltage Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.
Recent Image Entertainment releases include “The Rewrite” with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and Tom McCarthy’s “The Cobbler” starring Adam Sandler. Upcoming titles include Joe Dante’s horror comedy “Burying the Ex” starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Green, Alexandra Daddario, and “Dark was the Night” with Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas.