EXCLUSIVE: In an extremely competitive situation, eOne has closed a deal for George Clooney’s Suburbicon for the UK. The deal is believed to be in the $5 million range. This was a much sought-after title in the UK, with a number of the big indies in the mix. Alex Walton’s Bloom is handling international.
This follows on from Paramount’s big domestic deal in the $10 million range, CAA handled the domestic sale on that one. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac, Suburbicon is written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. The film is produced by Joel Silver on behalf of Silver Pictures, Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures, and Teddy Schwarzman on behalf of Black Bear Pictures, who will finance the project.
Clooney sat down with buyers in Berlin to tub-thump the project after opening the festival with Hail, Caesar! Bloom later announced the project, has proven to be the hottest title at this year’s market so far, has now sold out.
Other deals include: Germany (Tele München/Concorde); Spain (Tri-Pictures S.A.); Italy (Leone Films); Latin America (Sun Distribution); Canada (Elevation); Greece (Odeon); Hong Kong, (Bravos); Scandinavia (MisLabel); Romania (Odeon); Turkey (Bir); Korea (Woosung); Japan (Tohokushinka Film Corporation); India (PVR); Taiwan (Filmware); Czech Republic (AQS); Poland (Monolith); Australia (Roadshow); Former Yugoslavia (Blitz); Middle East (Salim Ramia).
“We’ve had an overwhelming response to Suburbicon at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, drumming up worthy international attention thanks to its stellar cast and production team,” said Alex Walton. “We’ve worked relentlessly alongside George and the producers to meet with buyers at the market, triggering early responses to one of 2016’s most exciting titles.”