15 awards season hopefuls looking for distribution
These currently homeless films could find room if picked up
"The Railway Man"
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine
Festival(s): Maybe Telluride, Toronto
Why it's on our radar: At the top of a list of distributorless awards possibilities all year has been this true story about a victim of World War II's "Death Railway" who sets out to find those responsible for his torture. Oscar winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman obviously draw the eye, while director Jonathan Teplitsky's last few films have gone over quite well on the awards circuit down under. Companies like Focus Features or Fox Searchlight looking to fill out their slate could spark to this kind of value.
- Kristopher Tapley