AMC Networks’ RLJE Films has acquired the North American rights to the dramatic thriller No Man of God ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie is directed by Amber Sealey (No Light and No Land Anywhere) and written by Kit Lesser.
The film, which is based on real transcripts and conversations between serial killer Ted Bundy and FBI agent Bill Hagmaier, is set to be released in theaters in August 2021 and stars Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Aleksa Palladino (The Irishman), and Robert Patrick (Terminator 2).
“No Man of God explores FBI agent Bill Hagmaier’s actual interrogation of Ted Bundy,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “A story that has never been told, No Man of God brings a new and revealing perspective to the Ted Bundy story.”
In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. No Man of God is based on the true story of the strange and complicated relationship that developed between FBI agent Bill Hagmaier (Wood) and an incarcerated Ted Bundy (Kirby) in the years leading to Bundy’s execution.
“No Man of God explores a familiar subject through a different lens. Through the brilliant direction of Amber Sealey, the film poses challenging questions about the dangers of our obsession with serial killers like Bundy,” Company X/SpectreVision CEO Lisa Whalen added. “RLJE Films immediately recognized what was special about this film. We’re thrilled to be working with them again.”
The film was produced by Wood, Daniel Noah, Lisa Whalen, and Kim Sherman. Ward and Jess De Leo of RLJE Films negotiated the deal with Whalen and Stacy Jorgensen on behalf of Company X/SpectreVision and the filmmakers.