Magnolia Pictures gets an Eclipse at Tribeca

the-eclipseFresh off of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Magnolia Pictures acquired the world distribution rights to The Eclipse on Friday, says Variety.

Eclipse tells the story of a recent widower (played by Ciaran Hinds, who won an award from the festival for his performance) who is learning how to adjust to being a single father while nightmares threaten his daytime hours, all amidst the backdrop of a literary festival in a seaside Irish town. Iben Hjejle plays a British novelist whose book about her own experiences with ghosts provides the spark for their romantic encounter, while Aidan Quinn rounds out the trio as Hjejle’s married former lover who wants her back.

Written and directed by Conor McPherson (who is also an award-winning playwright), I’m making the prediction right now that The Eclipse will be the new Once and will end up taking home at least one award at the Oscars next year, which means that I can’t wait to see it in the theaters.

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 05:57 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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