Amazon acquires Ewan McGregor, Christina Aguilera sci-fi film Zoe out of Tribeca Film Festival
Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, and Christina Aguilera will all join forces later this year as their Tribeca Film Festival centerpiece selection Zoe has found a domestic distributor.
Director Drake Doremus confirmed Saturday at the film’s world premiere in New York City that Amazon Prime has purchased North American rights to the sci-fi romance.
Amazon’s move comes as the first major acquisition of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Blue Night, Tessa Thompson’s Little Woods, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s All About Nina are also slated for world premiere screenings ahead of securing global distribution deals.
Zoe takes place in a futuristic world rife with cutting-edge technology that has narrowed relationships down to a science, with the results of a computerized test pairing together humans — and, potentially, a new race of androids known as “synthetics.” Two employees of a research facility responsible for perfecting the technology, Zoe (Seydoux) and Cole (McGregor), ultimately forge a relationship of their own against the backdrop of their groundbreaking work, though an accident ultimately drives a wedge between them and threatens the future of their unexpected coupling.