May 12, 2020
Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Valley of the Gods, the latest film from director Lech Majewski.
Starring Josh Harnett (Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall) and John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich, Death of a Salesman), the film is set for physical and digital release Aug. 11. The cast also includes Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and John Rhys-Davies (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy).
The film screened at the 2019 Gdynia Film Festival and the Warsaw Film Festival, as well as during the 27th Camerimage International Film Festival, where Majewski was presented a Special Directing Award for his “unique cinematic vision.”
Valley of the Gods contrasts opposing social extremes — namely abundance and poverty — through three separate storylines, which revolve around a middle-class writer, an eccentric trillionaire and members of a struggling nearby Navajo community. After a difficult divorce, copywriter John Ecas (Harnett) takes on the biography of the richest man on earth (Malkovich), who is both his boss and the man behind a plan to mine sacred Navajo lands for uranium. However, when modern advancement runs afoul of the long-dormant protectors warned of in ancient legend, even the most unimaginable wealth may soon meet its match.
“Lech approaches each film as it were a painting, and in terms of scope and multitude of ideas, Valley of the Gods is easily his largest canvas,” said producer Filip Jan Rymsza in a statement. “We’re excited to share his virtuosic work with audiences.”
Majewski (Field of Dogs, The Mill & The Cross, The Garden of Earthly Delights) also wrote and produced along with Filip Jan Rymsza on behalf of their companies, Angelus Silesius and Royal Road Entertainment.