The Times: NOLA-shot '99 Homes' will, indeed, get an Oscar push
The good news for director Ramin Bahrani's New Orleans-shot drama "99 Homes" is that, fresh off its well-received screenings at the recent Toronto, Telluride and Venice film festivals, it has landed a U.S. distributor. The bad news is that any Oscar hopes for the film are going to have to wait for at least a year.
Broad Green Pictures has picked up the domestic distribution rights to Bahrani's film, starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, in a $3 million deal, according to Deadline. What's more, Broad Green is planning an Oscar push, but not until 2015, when it has scheduled the film for release.