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Tribeca Film Feels Some ‘Detachment’ for Adrien Brody

The tale of an emotionally detached teacher also stars Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston and Wiliam Petersen

Adrien Brody — underrated despite an Academy Award — is returning to movie screens in "Detachment," a schoolhouse drama that Tribeca Film announced it has acquired Thursday.

Tribeca has theatrical, VOD, digital, TV and DVD distribution rights to the film, which it will release this year in theaters and digitally on the same day, followed by DVD, pay TV and other platforms, according to Tribeca Film.

Tony Kaye directed the tale of a talented teacher who works as a substitute — thus avoiding any real emotional connection to students. When a new assignment puts him in a public school where students are apathetic and administrators are burned out, he becomes a role model to the young people.

The movie's fine cast also includes Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston, Wiliam Petersen and newcomers Betty Kaye and Sami Gayle.

"Detachment" is produced by Paper Street Films' Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Bingo Gubelmann and Kingsgate Films' Greg Shapiro and Carl Lund.

Celluloid Dreams acquired worldwide sales rights and Mongrel Media acquired Canadian rights. Pretty Pictures has French rights.

Brody won the Academy Award for best actor for the 2002 "The Pianist."