British TV’s ‘Postman Pat’ Heads To The Big Screen
Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint and David Tennant lead the voice cast for the 3-D animated feature. Mike Disa (Hood vs. Evil) will direct. The screenplay will be co-written by Kim Fuller and Annika Bluhm, who produced the Postman Pat kids TV series in the UK. Robert Anich and Miles Horst are producing for Rubicon Group Entertainment, with Ceri Barnes and Annika Bluhm for Classic Media. Production begins this month. Timeless Films is selling the film worldwide. Icon Film Distribution has picked up the rights in the UK and Ireland.
France Picks ‘Declaration of War’ For Oscar Consideration
The low-budget tale centers on a couple coping with their baby boy’s tumor. Valerie Donzelli wrote the script from her own experience and stars in the film along with Jeremie Elkaim, the father of her two children. Sundance Selects bought the U.S. rights after the film bowed in Cannes last year. Wild Bunch is handling global sales of the film, which has taken in more than $3M in two weeks of release in France.