Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Alexandros Avranas' True Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The film is based on a New Yorker article about the homicide investigation of a slain business man and the novelist eventually convicted of the murder. Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland) wrote the script.
RatPac Entertainment's Brett Ratner and John Cheng, InterTitle Films' David Gerson, Los Angeles Media Fund's Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman produced the crime thriller, which made its world premiere at the Warsaw Film Festival in October and screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
"Jim's versatility as an actor is truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind. We look forward to working with him and the rest of the team behind True Crimes," said Saban Films' Bill Bromiley. "We are confident our audiences will engage with this gripping real-life account."
Ness Saban and Bromiley negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films, with WME Global handling U.S. rights. Executive producers include Bron Capital Partners' Patrick Murray, RatPac Entertainment's Kasia Nabialczyk and James Packer and Some Kind of Garden's Michael Aguilar.