Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Michael Almereydaâ€™s drama â€œExperimenter,â€ starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder.
Magnolia is planning a theatrical release later this year.
The film portrays Stanley Milgramâ€™s experiment, in which subjects were made to believe they were administering electric shocks to others in order to test why people will cede to authority. The San Francisco International Film Festival announced Wednesday that â€œExperimenterâ€ would be its closing night film on May 7.
â€œExperimenterâ€ premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The cast includes Jim Gaffigan, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, Kellan Lutz, John Leguizamo, Anthony Edwards, Josh Hamilton, Lori Singer, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Dennis Haysbert. The film was produced by Uri Singer, Fabio Golombek, Isen Robbins and Aimee Schoof.