June 15, 2006
Sony hears call of “Quiet” rights
By Gregg Goldstein
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony Pictures Classics has
picked up North American distribution rights to the sexually
charged dramedy "The Quiet," starring Camilla Belle, Edie
Falco, Martin Donovan, Elisha Cuthbert and Shawn Ashmore.
Belle plays an orphaned deaf and mute girl sent to live in
the home of her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their
daughter (Cuthbert). Her presence unleashes the dark secrets of
their suburban family and her love interest (Ashmore).
"We acquired rights to the film from Screen Gems, not
unlike the relationship we had with them on 'Saving Face,"'
said Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker, who's
planning a limited New York and Los Angeles release August 25
followed by a platform rollout.
The film, directed by prolific TV helmer Jamie Babbit, made
its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
in September as a work in progress, and has since been modified
with a voice-over from Belle explaining her character's