EXCLUSIVE: Angel Studios, the studio behind Sound of Freedom and The Chosen, has acquired worldwide rights to the indie drama Sight starring Terry Chen (Almost Famous) and Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets), slating it for release on May 24.
Written and directed by Andrew Hyatt (The Blind), pic tells the true story of Dr. Ming Wang (Chen), a Chinese immigrant who defied all odds to become a world-renowned eye surgeon in the United States. Drawing upon the grit and determination he gained from a turbulent uprising in his upbringing, Dr. Wang set out to restore the sight of a blind orphan.
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“Rarely have we seen the strength and resolve of Chinese-Americans shown in a powerful way on the big screen,” Fischer told Deadline. “After spending years bringing Sight to life, Angel Studios is the perfect partner for audiences who want to be inspired by Dr. Wang’s story of hope, perseverance, and freedom.”
Jared Geesey, Chief Distribution Officer of Angel Studios, added that “when the film Sight was brought to the Angel Guild, it received an incredible amount of support. Our audience resonates with true stories of everyday heroes. We are confident that this story will encourage all who experience it and help spur a movement to help others, and are honored to release the film during Asian Heritage Month.”
Sight also stars Fionnula Flanagan (Lost), Mia Swaminathan (Kim’s Convenience), Jayden Zhang (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and Ben Wang (The Last O.G.). David Fischer produced for Open River Entertainment, alongside Darren Moorman for Reserve Entertainment.