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Relativity Media Acquires North American Rights To Justine Bateman’s Debut Feature Violet Starring Olivia Munn
Los Angeles, CA (July, 1 2021)
Luke Bracey and Justin Theroux headline the original, psychological drama
Relativity Media’s Rogue Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Justine Bateman’s debut feature VIOLET. Written and directed by Bateman, the film premiered at SXSW this spring and stars Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Newsroom), Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Ridge) and Justin Theroux (The Leftovers). Relativity intends to release the film in theaters later this year.
Lex Miron, CEO, Relativity Media noted: “VIOLET is a testament to Justine’s vision, creativity and directorial excellence offering audiences a striking experience in theaters and at home. The film explores deep-rooted motivations and will ignite healthy, spirited conversation between friends, family and colleagues.”
Director Justine Bateman commented: “Relativity Media is a perfect home for VIOLET. Relativity's pedigree of films like THE FIGHTER and LIMITLESS, combined with its industry-leading management team at the newly-imagined Relativity, is the right combination to bring VIOLET to its audience.”
A friend’s off-hand comment stuns Violet Calder (Olivia Munn) into a realization that her life has been built on a foundation of lies. Unable to shake the new awareness that her fear-based decisions have dismantled her romantic, professional, and personal life, Violet begins to feel suffocated by her past choices. Seeing that it is impossible to unwind what she now knows, Violet has no choice but to battle forward to become her true self.
In addition to Munn, Bracey and Theroux, the cast includes Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Erica Ash (Scary Movie V), Rob Benedict (Supernatural), Dennis Boutsikaris (Better Call Saul), Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys), and Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies, and Videotape). VIOLET is produced by Justine Bateman, Michael D Jones, Larry Hummel, and Matt Paul, and executive produced by Cassian Elwes, Jay Paul, Matt Lituchy, Rob Rubano, Jonathan Schurgin, and Anders Liljeblad. The runtime is 1 hour and 32 minutes. VIOLET is a Section 5 production.
CAA Media Finance and Cassian Elwes of Elevated represented the film.
About Relativity Media:
Relativity Media is an independent entertainment studio based in Los Angeles focused on acquiring and distributing star-driven, theatrical quality films for all platforms including theatrical, digital, streaming and television. Under new leadership since 2018, the studio’s first feature film Come Away, starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo, was released in theaters and digitally in late 2020. The Relativity Media library features films including Limitless, Act of Valor, The Fighter, Immortals and Mirror Mirror.
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