Image Entertainment nabs rights to Liam Neeson thriller The Other Man

Liam Neeson in The Other Man
Liam Neeson in The Other Man

Image Entertainment has acquired rights to the feature The Other Man, starring Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas and Laura Linney. The film will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on August 7, 2009 and expanding August 14, 2009 with distribution and marketing being handled by Image Entertainment.

The Other Man, based on a short story by Bernhard Schlink (The Reader), was written and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris) along with co-writer Charles Wood (Iris). The producers on the film include Frank Doelger (John Adams, My House In Umbria, The Gathering Storm), Tracey Scoffield, Michael Dreyer (Nine, Stardust, Finding Neverland), Mary Beth O’Connor and David Richenthal (Tape), with original music by Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, Vanilla Gorilla, Skellig).

Image acquired the rights to the film from U.K.-based Rainmark Films and will oversee the distribution of the theatrical release in North America. The film is a co-production between Rainmark Films and New York-based Gotham Productions. Image Entertainment will also release the film for the home entertainment market including digital and broadcast.

A taut thriller, The Other Man is an intimate tale of a man who discovers his wife’s infidelity and sets out to track down his rival. Driven to pursue the mystery surrounding his wife’s adultery, Liam Neeson embarks on a global pursuit with a haunted passion that begins to probe the nature not simply of jealousy, but of loss and forgiveness. The film was shot on location in Milan and Lake Como as well as in London and Ely by renowned cinematographer Harris Zambarloukos (Mama Mia!, Heart in the Sand).

It looks like Neeson is on the hunt again. Check out the international trailer for The Other Man below.