Calling all American friends!

Weinstein-owned arts network Ovation has secured the rights for the US premiere of THE SCAPEGOAT.

Ovation is dedicated to the arts and contemporary culture, and The Scapegoat adds to its growing portfolio of UK content. The film will air on January 22 at 8pm.

Kris Slava, senior VP of the network’s programming, said: “We’ve had our eyes on The Scapegoat for some time. This film is compelling from beginning to end and really masters the art of cinematic anticipation.

“Matthew Rhys gives a sensational performance as his character wrestles with the moral dilemma of assuming another’s life. Charles Sturridge is one of the legendary British writer/directors of our time and this film is beautifully shot and artfully told – a great fit for Ovation.”

Melissa Wohl, senior VP of worldwide distribution for Content Television, added: “We are very pleased to sign this major deal for The Scapegoat in the US, following its international launch at MIPCOM. We are sure it will prove a must-see for Ovation’s discerning audience in early 2013.”

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