Sony Pictures Classics acquires new film from Love and Death on Long Island director

By Editors

Originally published on May 18 2002 12:00 AM ET

Owning Mahowny, the latest film from out director Richard Kwietniowski (Love and Death on Long Island, The Ballad of Reading Gaol), was acquired for U.S. distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, reports Based on a true story, the film follows a bank executive (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) with a gambling addiction, who swindles millions from his workplace. Owning Mahowny also stars Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin, and John Hurt.