Cannes: James Gray's "We Own the Night" Sold To Columbia

by | May 20, 2007 | Comments

Columbia Pictures has purchased the North American rights for James Gray’s "We Own the Night" for $11.5 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Walberg, Robert Duvall, and Eva Mendes, is in competition at Cannes.

Gray also scripted "Night," a crime drama that tells the story of a New York nightclub manager who is attempting to protect his family members from harm by way of the Russian mafia. The film has yet to have its premiere at Cannes, but became a talked-about property nonetheless. It is slated for a fall release. Columbia beat out a number of interested parties for "Night," including Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate, Warner Independent Pictures, Warners, Fox Searchlight, and Miramax.


He owns the night. Columbia owns the movie.

Gray’s previous film was 2000’s "The Yards." Click here for more coverage of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Tag Cloud

zombies ABC true crime 24 frames See It Skip It Trophy Talk TruTV Video Games Schedule Podcast Dark Horse Comics Watching Series facebook GLAAD AMC Premiere Dates Reality Competition zero dark thirty DGA Year in Review Comics on TV doctor who Box Office justice league Opinion unscripted Lionsgate Tomatazos Freeform cinemax DC Universe Spike Anna Paquin A&E Ovation Polls and Games Apple anthology crime 45 witnail period drama Cosplay Spectrum Originals based on movie dceu SXSW Calendar Trivia Heroines TNT VICE police drama Summer Cartoon Network Reality vampires Drama Warner Bros. Animation BBC Certified Fresh Comedy elevated horror Starz Columbia Pictures OWN Fall TV BBC America ESPN Sneak Peek TIFF harry potter Election Martial Arts CW Seed President Lucasfilm Kids & Family Amazon Prime Showtime GoT Ellie Kemper Black Mirror RT21 YA crime thriller Christmas Awards Tour comiccon DC streaming service Sundance Now The Arrangement cults cooking Fox News Esquire Western Grammys toy story war cats CNN Creative Arts Emmys 2015 RT History Emmys Sundance FOX SDCC MSNBC 21st Century Fox Comedy Central Fantasy TV Land ABC Family 2019 Trailer Holidays disaster LGBTQ WGN natural history CMT Extras Toys robots TBS serial killer Disney Channel technology political drama supernatural E3 transformers CBS Captain marvel sitcom streaming comic award winner Best and Worst GIFs Teen ITV BET NBC Lifetime social media PaleyFest Biopics Mystery Musicals richard e. Grant Masterpiece TCM Winners San Diego Comic-Con APB ratings green book spinoff singing competition HBO Max American Society of Cinematographers dragons Quiz thriller Adult Swim Mary poppins Marathons New York Comic Con Universal Pop Paramount Network Song of Ice and Fire Women's History Month spy thriller Interview Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt El Rey Elton John Spring TV Red Carpet Acorn TV Shudder zombie NYCC aliens Walt Disney Pictures 2017 Nickelodeon what to watch psychological thriller television Thanksgiving spider-man crossover Rock FX Chernobyl CBS All Access dramedy 007 E! adaptation cops Stephen King Star Trek Amazon Superheroes Set visit IFC diversity Mary Poppins Returns TCA 2017 Mindy Kaling composers Britbox Logo Shondaland binge Pirates PBS Super Bowl medical drama USA Network Mary Tyler Moore psycho Cannes Tarantino Epix romance 20th Century Fox Writers Guild of America Infographic MTV miniseries Rom-Com History travel LGBT SundanceTV Musical Rocky Marvel Nominations politics nature TCA mutant Country TLC boxoffice Film Festival Food Network strong female leads space Winter TV National Geographic blaxploitation Sony Pictures Emmy Nominations jamie lee curtis adventure X-Men TV Sci-Fi The Witch Oscars Ghostbusters discovery Crackle casting VH1 animated WarnerMedia Photos sports Countdown docudrama Nat Geo HBO historical drama The CW Pet Sematary Chilling Adventures of Sabrina science fiction hist Mudbound Hulu Netflix Valentine's Day 2016 talk show Pixar MCU FXX Music IFC Films finale YouTube Premium sequel anime DirecTV YouTube Red Syfy biography Action Pride Month dc crime drama Bravo USA Rocketman Paramount Comic Book Character Guide Horror game show Disney teaser golden globes Superheroe mockumentary First Look Star Wars festivals Tumblr Vudu Brie Larson DC Comics Awards 2018 theme song