According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios has acquired the rights for Darius Marder's "Sound Of Metal". The film stars British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed as a heavy-metal drummer whose life goes into freefall when he faces the first signs of hearing loss.
"Sound Of Metal" premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, with IndieWire's Eric Kohn praising Ahmed's performance as Ruben and writing that Marder's narrative directorial debut featured "the best use of sound design in recent memory." The film also stars Olivia Cooke, Mathieu Amalric, Lauren Ridloff and Paul Raci.
"Sound Of Metal", which will get a limited theatrical release, currently has a 93% critic score from 15 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, an online review aggregation service that allows the public to score the movies alongside critics.
Marder was the co-writer of "The Place Beyond The Pines", the 2012 thriller starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
"Sound Of Metal" was produced by Caviar's Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, alongside Kathy Benz and Bill Benz.
Photo courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival