TORONTO: The Weinstein Company has acquired Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films-produced Submarine after an all-night bargaining session with WME. The deal is around $1 million minimum guarantee with a P&A commitment. There were three other bidders. The picture will be released in 2011. Directed by Richard Ayoade in his feature debut, Submarine is an adaptation of the Joe Dunthorne coming of age novel following a 15-year old boy through the impending breakup of his parents’ marriage and his own first relationship. The film premiered Sunday at the Winter Garden, but bidding really heated up last night. Its deal was finally closed after a marathon session between TWC’s Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser and Laine Kline, along with WME’s Graham Taylor and Mark Ankner and Protagonist’s Ben Roberts. This now makes 3 Toronto films bought by the Weinstein Co including Sarah’s Key and Dirty Girl.
Weinstein Co Buys Red Hour's 'Submarine'
What's Hot on Deadline
Netflix Lands 'Outlaw King'; David Mackenzie Directs Chris Pine As Robert The Bruce In Scottish Epic
Latest TV News
- Trevor Noah On Trump Ignoring First 100 Days: If Voters Chose The Number They Preferred “You Wouldn't Be In The…
- ‘Bates Motel’ Shuts Its Doors With Bloody Series Finale; Will Other Hitchcock Pics Find Their Way To TV?
- Aasif Mandvi Getting ‘Younger’; Robert Craighead Joins ‘Future Man’
- MTV Movie & TV Awards On Collision Course With Potential Writers Strike
- Bill O’Reilly “Set A High Bar,” Tucker Carlson Says In Debut In ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Slot
- Faye Dunaway Talks Feeling "Guilty" About Oscars Best Picture Snafu On 'NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt'