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'Rabbit Hole' to get winter release

  |   Sept. 17, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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TORONTO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Lionsgate says it acquired the North American distribution rights to the film adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Rabbit Hole."

The movie stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as heartbroken parents mourning the death of their young son. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell, it made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

Lionsgate said it plans to release the big-screen drama in theaters this winter.

"We are proud to be the home of 'Rabbit Hole,' a drama that not only has great pedigree, but passion, humor, emotion, and profound insight. We are very much looking forward to working with Nicole, Aaron, John and David to bring their extraordinary work to North American audiences," Jason Constantine, Lionsgate president of acquisitions and co-productions, said in a statement Thursday.

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