Saban Films, DirecTV Acquire Johnny Depp’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’

Toronto Film Festival 2018: Drama stars Depp as a terminally ill college professor who cuts loose

Last Updated: September 10, 2018 @ 6:23 PM

Saban Films and DirecTV have acquired North American rights to Johnny Depp’s latest indie drama, “Richard Says Goodbye,” a person with knowledge of the deal has told TheWrap.

This is the third project Saban Films has picked up at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, kicking off the 10-day fest by buying the rights to the Orlando Bloom sexual abuse drama “Romans,” followed by the Olivia Wilde film “A Vigilante.” “Richard Says Goodbye” stars Depp as a terminally ill college professor who decides to live his final days in hedonistic fashion.

Set for release in 2019, “Richard Says Goodbye” is directed by Wayne Roberts and also stars Zoey Deutch and Rosemarie DeWitt. The deal was handled by CAA Media Finance.

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