Arrow Films has acquired all UK rights on Norwegian thriller Pioneer. It’s also sold to Benelux, Japan and Korea. Magnolia previously picked up the film for the U.S. Erik Skjoldbærg, whose Insomnia was remade by Christopher Nolan, directs the film which stars Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Stephanie Sigman and Jonathan LaPaglia. The high-octane conspiracy thriller is inspired by 70s classics The Conversation, Three Days Of The Condor and Chinatown. It will be released in Scandinavia in September. TrustNordisk handles international sales.
Adopt Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Swiss director Sophie Huber’s documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, which premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival and had its U.S. debut at SXSW. The look at the actor-singer incorporates informal musical interludes by Stanton, clips from his films, and reflections by friends and colleagues like David Lynch, Kris Kristofferson, Debbie Harry, and Sam Shepard. Christian Davi, Chiemi Karasawa, Christof Neracher and Thomas Thümena produced, Huber and DP Seamus McGarvey are exec producers. Adopt plans a fall U.S. release in time to qualify the pic for the Best Documentary Oscar.