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EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Atlas Entertainment affiliate Atlas Independent’s thriller The Hollow Point. From director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, the harrowing look at the complex and dangerous intersection of crime and the law amid the war on drugs is set for release later in 2016. Highland Film Group is handling international sales for the film this month at Cannes. Set in a small town at the U.S.- Mexico border, the story follows a new…

Paramount Home Media Distribution and Vertical Entertainment are partnering to distribute sci-fi thriller Approaching The Unknown, with plans for day and date release June 3, 2016. Vertical will handle all U.S. theatrical distribution, with Paramount Home Media covering digital and On Demand. Paramount is also handling U.S. ancillary platforms as well as worldwide distribution, excluding Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Middle East, and South Africa. Starring Mark Strong, Approaching…

Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films have teamed to acquire global distribution rights to horror anthology Holidays, which will world premiere next month in the Midnight section of the Tribeca Film Festival. Tt will hit VOD and theaters right after as part of the unique deal. Indie production and sales outfit XYZ and John Hegeman’s genre label Distant Corners Entertainment produced the pic, which screens at Tribeca on April 14. It will hit VOD the next day followed by a…