Exclusive Media has closed a ton of deals to send the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller to five continents. Charlize Theron toplines and co-produces writer-director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s Dark Places, which has sold in more than 20 territories at AFM. The thriller now has all-rights deals with Mars in France, Remstar in Canada, CCC in Japan, Svensk in Scandinavia, Ascot Elite in Switzerland, Nu Metro in South Africa, Odeon in Greece, Sam Films in Iceland, Tanweer in Turkey, India and Pakistan, Tandem in Bulgaria, Discovery in Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia, AQS in the Czech Republic, Prorom in Hungary and Romania, Monolith in Poland, West in Russia/the Baltic States, Noori in South Korea, and United King in Israel. It also pacted with IDC in Latin America, Front Row in the Middle East, PT Amero in Indonesia, Universal Excel in Malaysia, Captive in the Philippines, Intercontinental in Hong Kong, M Pictures in Thailand, Noori / Megastar in Vietnam, Cathay in Singapore, CMC in Taiwan, Fox/Star for SEAsian TV and Jaguar for planes/ships.
Theron leads a big-name cast in Dark Places, playing a woman forced to re-examine the massacre of her family more than 20 years beforehand. The pic also stars Chloe Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Drea de Matteo, Tye Sheridan, Andrea Roth, Corey Stoll and Christina Hendricks — who originally was set to play a stripper but instead will portray Patty Day, the murdered mother of Libby (Theron). Exclusive Media’s Matt Jackson is producing with Stephane Marsil of Hugo Films, Theron’s Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix, and Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman and Matt Rhodes. Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust and Alex Brunner and Peter Safran are executive producing.