PARAMOUNT CLASSICS TO RELEASE MACHINIST
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Classics has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to the psychological chiller THE MACHINIST, which has been winning raves from its showings at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival. Directed by Brad (SESSION 9) Anderson from a script by Scott (TEXAS CHAINSAW remake) Kosar, THE MACHINIST stars AMERICAN PSYCHO's Christian Bale, who lost over 60 pounds for his role of an insomniac factory worker suffering a physical and mental breakdown. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon and genre veteran Michael Ironside co-star in the movie, which was produced by Julio Fern?ez's Filmax company and which Paramount Classics has earmarked for a late-2004 release. The company also picked up rights to the film for Britain, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Courtesy of Fangoria