EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Pictures has snapped up North American rights to the Toronto Film Festival closing-night movie Dalíland from Mary Harron, Deadline has discovered.

Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley stars because the titular Salvador Dalí, and Ezra Miller performs the youthful model of the world-renowned twentieth century artist. Magnolia plans a theatrical launch subsequent yr.

Dalíland tells the story of the later years of the unusual and engaging marriage between the genius Salvador Dalí and his spouse, Gala (Barbara Sukowa), as their seemingly unshakable bond begins to emphasize and fracture. Set in New York and Spain in 1974, the story is informed via the eyes of James (Christopher Briney), a younger assistant who’s eager to make his title within the artwork world and helps the eccentric and mercurial Dalí put together for a giant gallery present. Rupert Graves, Suki Waterhouse and Andreja Pejic additionally star.

“Ben Kingsley splendidly inhabits Salvador Dalí’s persona, and Barbara Sukowa is his match on this suitably wild and entertaining movie from Mary Harron,” mentioned Magnolia Pictures President Eamonn Bowles.

“I’m delighted that Dalíland will probably be launched by Magnolia Pictures, who’ve distributed so many nice unbiased movies,” Herron mentioned.

Directed by Harron and written by John C. Walsh, Dalíland is introduced by David O. Sacks Productions and Edward R. Pressman Productions in affiliation with Bankside Films, Chris Curling, Lavender Films, Serein Productions, Burger Collection and Popcorn Group.  Edward R. Pressman, David O. Sacks, Daniel Brunt, Chris Curling, and Sam Pressman produced. EPs are Paula Paizes, Hannah Leader, Kingsley, Max Burger, Monique Burger, Chandu Shah, Cindy Saggar, Philip Colbert, Charlotte Colbert, Michael R. Newman, Jon Katz, Munkhtulga Od and Marc Iserlis. Carol Bidault of Serein Productions is co-producer. The pic is a UK/France/USA manufacturing.

Pressman Productions and Harron beforehand collaborated on American Psycho and David O. Sacks Productions collaborated with Pressman on Thank You for Smoking.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia EVP Dori Begley and SVP Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with CAA Media Finance and Bankside Films’ Stephen Kelliher on behalf of the filmmakers. Bankside Films is dealing with worldwide gross sales.

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