Sundance: Alchemy Acquires Nicole Kidman Drama ‘Strangerland’

Kim Farrant directed the film, which co-stars Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving

Last Updated: January 27, 2015 @ 12:13 PM

Alchemy has acquired North American rights to director Kim Farrant’s drama “Strangerland,” which stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving, the company tells TheWrap.

Formerly known as Millennium Entertainment, Alchemy has recently rebranded itself under the direction of CEO Bill Lee.

The deal is worth at least $1.5 million, multiple individuals familiar with the deal said, and calls for a multi-platform release as well as a theatrical commitment in 15 U.S. markets. Wild Bunch will handle foreign sales with Transmission distributing in Australia and New Zealand. CAA is negotiating the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

“Seeing the film with a full house confirmed our hopes and expectations,” Lee said in a statement. “’Strangerland’ is a gorgeously shot, entertaining and thoughtful thriller that features a stellar cast and a particularly riveting turn from Nicole Kidman.”

Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons wrote the script, which finds a couple’s relationship tested following the disappearance of their two teenage children in the Australian desert.