The sun is finally shining and U.S. deal announcements are starting to heat up on what’s essentially the last day of the Cannes Film Festival market. eOne and RKO Pictures just announced they’ve made a co-distribution agreement for drama A Late Quartet. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cathering Keener and Christopher Walken star in Yaron Zilberman’s narrative feature debut about the members of a world-renowned string quartet who struggle to stay together on the eve of their 25th season. A Late Quartet will be co-released theatrically in the U.S. in the fall.
The deal was brokered by eOne’s David Reckziegel, Richard Rapkowski and Dylan Wiley and Andrew Matthews and Suzanne Rosencrans for RKO. The deal does not cover DVD and VOD. eOne says it’s “looking forward to announcing more acquisitions at the Cannes Film Festival and in the coming months.” Still no confirmation if one of those “acquisitions” will be Alliance, as rumors swirl that the two companies will not make offers on the same films in Cannes on territories where there is overlap — in Canada and the UK.