Neil Labute To Direct Diane Kruger and Ray Nicholson in "Out Of The Blue"

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Quiver Distribution announced that Neil LaBute ("Nurse Betty") will write and direct Out of the Blue, which will star Diane Kruger (National Treasure) and Ray Nicholson (Promising Young Woman). Principal photography will begin this week in Rhode Island.

Berry Meyerowitz of Quiver Distribution and Tara L. Craig of The Squid Farm (Shook, Guest House) will produce.  Jeff Sackman and Larry Greenberg will executive produce for Quiver Distribution, which packaged the project and arranged the film's financing with BondIt Media Capital.  Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, and Tyler Gould will executive produce for BondIt.  Quiver will handle worldwide distribution of the film and introduce it to international buyers at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. 

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Out of the Blue is a contemporary tale of passion, deceit, and violence. When Connor (Nicholson) meets enigmatic beauty Marilyn (Kruger), her seductive charm transforms his dull life into a thrilling fantasy world. He plunges headlong into the adulterous affair, the ex-con with a heart of gold seemingly destined for the raven-haired trophy wife. The only hitch in their idyllic new life together? Marilyn's trapped in a nightmare with an abusive husband and vulnerable stepdaughter.

"Neil LaBute is one of the most ingenious and powerful contemporary filmmakers," said Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman. "It has been incredible to watch this project take form with the talents of Diane and Ray, and we are eager for filming to begin!"

Kruger can next be seen in Universal Pictures' The 355, directed by Simon Kinberg and starring Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz and Lupita Nyong'o. Previous credits include lauded and box office hits such as Quentin Tarantino's Academy Award Winning Inglourious Basterds and German film In The Fade, which earned her the Best Actress Award at Cannes.

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Nicholson's recent credits include Emerald Fennell's Oscar nominated black comedy thriller Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan and Amazon's drama TV series "Panic."

LaBute is a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, and director and best known for writing and directing the 1997 black comedy In the Company of Men. He went on to write and direct the successful films including Possession, The Shape of Things, Nurse Betty, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral. LaBute's television credits include "Billy & Billie"; "Van Helsing;" "Hell on Wheels;" and "Billions."

LaBute is represented by The Gersh Agency and ICM Partners.  Kruger is repped by UTA, UBBA, Untitled, Altitude and Peikoff Mahan.  Nicholson is represented by UTA and Sugar23, Viewpoint and Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern.

Out of the Blue marks Quiver's next foray into production – following Walter Hill's Dead for a Dollar starring Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, and Rachel Brosnahan, which they are currently producing and filming in New Mexico.

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About Quiver Distribution

Quiver Distribution is a film production, acquisition and distribution company operating in the U.S., Canada and international markets focused on developing and distributing high-quality, talent-driven films.  Founded by entertainment industry veterans Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman, Quiver Distribution focuses on curating a highly selective film slate from both established and emerging talent, allowing for distinctly tailored campaigns and a filmmaker first approach. 

Quiver recently acquired Kew Media Distribution's library of 1,000 titles and is in production on Walter Hill's Dead for a Dollar starring Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, and Rachel Brosnahan, which they are producing and distributing. Upcoming releases include disaster thriller 13 Minutes with Amy Smart, Thora Birch, and Paz Vega and The Survivalist starring John Malkovich and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Past releases include: Crisis starring Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lily, which opened in theaters on February 26th to the number one spot in the independent box office and quickly rose to the top of the VOD charts following its debut on March 5th; the iTunes and Amazon bestseller "Paradise City" starring Andy Biersack, Bella Thorne and Cameron Boyce; Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut Falling starring Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen and Laura Linney; Chick Fight starring Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin and Bella Thorne; I Am Woman starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle McDonald and Evan Peters; Becky starring Kevin James and Lulu Wilson; and The Lost Husband starring Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb.

About BondIt Media Capital

BondIt Media Capital is a world-renowned film, television, and media financier founded in 2013 by partners Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor. Based in Santa Monica California, BondIt is a flexible financing partner for projects, producers, and media companies alike. BondIt has deployed $210M+ of direct capital into over 380+ projects since inception including Academy Award nominated film projects as well as Emmy nominated TV projects starring Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Nicolas Cage, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Neeson, Mel Gibson, and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Image credit: Diane Kruger, courtesy of Harald Krichel taken at the Berlinale Film Festival 2019, cropped from original size to 80px x110px. Used with permission.

Image credit: Ray Nicholson courtesy of Aimee Rentmeester Flynn.

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