Amazon Studios has acquired the U.S. and Latin American rights to Val, a documentary about the life and career of actor Val Kilmer.
Val is the first feature film in the slate of documentaries and docuseries that will be produced by A24. The film is directed and produced by Leo Scott and Ting Poo, with producers also including Boardwalk Pictures’ Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard and Jordan Wynn, TwainMania’s Val Kilmer, Ali Alborzi and Brad Koepenick.
“Filmmakers Leo Scott and Ting Poo have a unique, cutting-edge style and artistry, weaving together never-before-seen footage into a beautiful, raw story about this renowned and celebrated actor, artist and man,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement.
Amazon Studios will release the documentary in the United States and Latin America later this year. A24 controls worldwide rights to the film, otherwise. Val is also the the first production of Cartel Films who represent editors across commercial, documentary and narrative film work.
Kilmer (pictured) has been documenting his own life on film for more than 40 years, amassing thousands of hours of footage from 16mm home movies made with his brothers to time spent working on blockbuster films such as Top Gun, Heat and Tombstone. The documentary uses this footage to offer perspective on Kilmer’s life and work.