Greg Kinnear film ‘Sight’ acquired by Briarcliff Leisure – Deadline – thqaftqlm

Greg Kinnear film ‘Sight’ acquired by Briarcliff Leisure – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Briarcliff Leisure has taken home distribution rights to Sight starring Terry Chen (Nearly Well-known, Falling) and Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, As Good as It Will get). A large theatrical launch has been set for Oct. 27.

The pic, written and directed by Andrew Hyatt, is predicated on the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a poor Chinese language immigrant who defied all odds to develop into a world-renowned eye surgeon, restoring imaginative and prescient to tens of hundreds. Pic traces Dr. Wang’s journey from a younger boy rising up in Nineteen Seventies China, to turning into one of many main eye surgeons in America. He attended Harvard and MIT and developed an modern expertise that restored sight in hundreds of thousands.

Stated Briarcliff’s Tom Ortenberg, “Our business made some wonderful strides this previous yr by way of illustration, together with on the world stage on the Academy Awards. We’re proud to be in partnership with a movie that celebrates the unbelievable achievements of Asian People and assist give a voice to Dr. Ming Wang’s inspiring story.”

Hyatt added, “I’m humbled and thrilled to be part of bringing Dr. Wang’s unbelievable true-life story to the display. The common themes of hope and endurance will undoubtedly resonate with audiences around the globe.”

Producer David Fischer of Open River Leisure commented, “Dr. Wang’s life is an unbelievable testomony to perseverance within the face of nice problem. Sight will encourage audiences to see past their very own circumstances right into a world of nice risk, the place mild triumphs over darkness.”

Added Dr. Wang, “I’m overwhelmed {that a} film has been made about my life. I by no means anticipated the numerous dramatic occasions I skilled to be informed in film, particularly in such poignant vogue.”

Sight is produced by Darren Moorman of Reserve Leisure and David Fischer of Open River Leisure. Dan Mark and Rachel Tan co-produced the venture with Ortenberg as an govt producer.

Briarcliff Leisure has Sweetwater this weekend in 1,204 theaters. The pic, directed by Martin Guigui, stars Richard Dreyfuss, Eric Roberts, Cary Elwes and Everett Osborne and follows the story of Corridor of Famer, Nat ‘Sweetwater’ Clifton, who made historical past as the primary African American to signal an NBA contract, eternally altering how the sport of basketball is performed.

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