Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro is continuing his support of Abhay Deol starrer Road, Movie by becoming the film’s US distributor.
De Niro’s company, Tribeca Films, will handle the mainstream US distribution of the film, which will first be launched through video on demand with the Tribeca Film Festival, before expanding to theatrical and DVD releases.
Road, Movie has been gathering critical accolades on the worldwide festival circuit — and it was reportedly the positive buzz about the film that led Mr De Niro to request a copy of the DVD be sent to his New York address when he was unable to attend a screening at the Doha Film Festival.
As BollySpice earlier reported, the Road, Movie filmmakers initially thought Mr De Niro was just being polite, until a meeting with his manager at the Berlin Film Festival, reiterating the request, convinced them otherwise.
With even major American studio productions struggling to find distribution in the competitive US market, obtaining mainstream distribution is a significant indicator of the calibre and marketability of Road, Movie.