Variety is reporting that Fox Searchlight has bought distribution rights to the U.S. and five other key international markets for romance-drama Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper.
The film is co-financed by Black Label Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Searchlight will handle distribution in the U.S., U.K, France, Germany and Australia/New Zealand.
Fox Searchlight was reported in October as being in negotiations for the U.S. rights.
‘Demolition‘ is directed by ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ helmer Jean-Marc Vallee from the 2007 Black List script by Bryan Sipe. Gyllenhaal portrays a successful investment banker, who rallies to rebuild his life after a family crisis.
Sony bought rights to Latin America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland and Greece; VVS Films bought Canadian rights; Good Films bought Italy; Phantom bought Japan; and Main Title bought South Korea.