Amazon Studios Catches Beat Of ‘Sound Of Metal’ – Toronto

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Exclusive: Amazon Studios has closed a U.S. rights deal on Sound of Metal, the Darius Marder-directed drama that stars Nightcrawler‘s Riz Ahmed as a drummer in a band who most come to terms with a new reality of silence when he begins to lose his hearing. Pic also stars Olivia Cooke, Mathieu Amalric, Lauren Ridloff, and Paul Raci.

Deal calls for a theatrical release.

Several distributors chased this one, and the two I heard in hottest pursuit were Neon and Amazon, latter of which days ago set a deal for the next film by The Babadook and Nightingale director Jennifer Kent, taking world rights on Alice + Freda Forever, which will shoot next year. Amazon Studios also premiered nine films during Toronto, including the Eddie Redmayne-Felicity Jones-starrer The Aeronauts, which debuted Sunday at Roy Thompson to a standing ovation.

Sound of Metal premiered last Friday at the Winter Garden Theatre,
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