Aviron Pictures has acquired Serenity, a thriller with Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and A Private War, a portrait of Marie Colvin with Oscar-nominee Rosamund Pike playing the legendary war correspondent, Variety has learned. Both films will debut theatrically in the fall of 2018, though a release date still has to be set.
The Serenity deal is for U.S. rights only, while the pact for A Private War encompasses rights in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
A Private War marks the narrative feature film debut of Matthew Heineman, the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winnng director of the documentaries Cartel Land and City of Ghosts. It follows Colvin as she chase stories across the most dangerous battlefields in the world. A Private War boasts a screenplay by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) and co-stars Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, and Tom Hollander.