Saban Films Will Distribute Sean Penn’s The Last Face

Posted by at 11:08 am on September 9, 2016


Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to The Last Face, directed by two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Into the Wild). Written by Erin Dignam (The Yellow Handkerchief), the drama stars fellow Oscar winners Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster) and Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall), as well as Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color), Jean Reno (The Da Vinci Code, Godzilla), and Primetime Emmy nominee Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men). The film made its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Set against the devastating backdrop of war-torn Liberia, The Last Face centers on a love affair between Dr. Wren Petersen (Theron), the director of an international aid organization and Dr. Miguel Leon (Bardem), a relief-aid doctor. Together, Wren and Miguel must find a way to keep their relationship alive in the extraordinarily difficult conditions that surround them, while battling their diametrically opposed opinions on how to solve the conflict, and their mutual passion for life.

“This is a thought-provoking film with unrivaled star-power and commanding performances,” says Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “‘The Last Face’ is full of heart, intense emotion and complexity. Sean’s unmatched talent and passion for this project truly come through.”

River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad produced The Last Face alongside, FilmHaven Entertainments’ Matt Palmieri, and Bill Gerber. Jon Kuyper served as executive producer. Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films. CAA handled North American rights, with Lionsgate handling foreign rights.

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