Distributor RADiUS-TWC has acquired North American rights to Mike Myers-directed feature doc Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (pictured), which had its world premiere at TIFF earlier this month.
The film was financed by A&E IndieFilms and focuses on the life of long-time music and talent manager Shep Gordon, who worked with talent including Alice Cooper, Sylvester Stallone and Blondie, among others. RADiUS is planning a first quarter 2014 theatrical release.
RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego said: “Supermensch has been on our radar for a long time and we were blown away by it in Toronto.
“Mike Myers has created something truly special – a film imbued with wit, charm, and heart. You can feel the love he has for his one-of-a-kind subject Shep Gordon, a legendary manager whose professional accomplishments are rivaled only by the magnanimous impact he’s had on the lives of those around him.”
Bob DeBitetto, president of A+E Studios, added: “After a fantastic reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, we are grateful to RADiUS-TWC and the Weinsteins for partnering with us to bring Mike Myers poignant and hilarious Supermensch to audiences in theaters across the country.”
Quinn and Janego negotiated the deal with Molly Thompson from A&E IndieFilms and WME Global.