Entertainment One has picked up U.S. rights to TIFF comedy The Grand Seduction, starring Brendan Gleeson (The Guard) and Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor) in the tale of a small town that mobilizes to woo a fast-living doctor (Kitsch) to become a resident so they can qualify to host an economy-boosting petrochemical plant. Gleeson plays the unemployed fisherman leading the town campaign. Pic is helmed by Don McKellar and adapted by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott from Scott’s 2003 French-Canadian original, La Grande Seduction. eOne’s Mark Slone exec produced with Jeff Sackman and Joe Iacono. Roger Frappier and Barbara Doran produced. A summer theatrical release is in the works via eOne, which also has rights in Canada and the UK. Jeff Sackman negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with eOne’s Richard Rapkowski.
eOne Acquires Brendan Gleeson-Taylor Kitsch Comedy ‘The Grand Seduction’
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