Spottiswoode's "Devil" set for summer release

Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:53am EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Independent distributor Regent Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to director Roger Spottiswoode's Rwanda-set docudrama "Shake Hands With the Devil."

The film centers on Canadian Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire's experience as a leader of U.N. troops in Rwanda in 1994. Regent will release the film to theaters in the summer.

"Devil," starring Roy Dupuis and Deborah Kara Unger, was produced by Michael Donovan, debuted at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival. Los Angeles-based Regent acquired the rights from Canadian producer Halifax Film.

 
<p>Former UN commander during the Rwanda genocide, Canadian General Romeo Dallaire, looks on as Africa Union armoured vehicles deploy in Sudan's Darfur region town of el-Fasher, November 18, 2005. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin</p>