Lionsgate has announced its 2016 Cannes Film Festival sales slate, billing it as the studio’s biggest yet, comprising eight titles. Leading the pack is Now You See Me 3, the third in the series about the Las Vegas heist magicians The Four Horseman. Part 2 in the franchise hits theaters on June 10, spurred by the 2013 title that minted $351.7M worldwide.
In addition, there’s Patriots Day about the manhunt that followed the Boston Marathon bombing. That pic, which reteams director Peter Berg with Mark Wahlberg after Lone Survivor ($154.8M worldwide) and Lionsgate’s upcoming Deepwater Horizon (September 30), opens December 21. Summit Entertainment/Black Label has the firefighter action drama No Exit, with Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.
In addition, Lionsgate’s Cannes roster includes the Hasbro co-production My Little Pony: The Movie with voices from Emily Blunt and Kristin Chenoweth; Lionsgate/CBS Films’ Lorenzo di Bonaventura production American Assassin starring Michael Keaton and based on Vince Flynn’s bestselling book series; and Wonder, the feature adaptation of the coming-of-age New York Times bestseller starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts and Room’s Jacob Tremblay.
The creative team behind A Monster Calls and The Orphanage — executive producer J.A. Bayona, producer Belen Atienza and writer-director Sergio G. Sanchez — reunite for Marrowbone, a thriller about four children who hide from the world in a farm that holds a terrible secret. China’s first 3D mo-cap movie, the epic fantasy adventure L.O.R.D., comes from writer-director Guo Jingming. It’s a follow-up to his Tiny Times blockbuster Chinese franchise.
Capping off Lionsgate’s presence at Cannes is the Sean Penn directorial The Last Face starring Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem in a love story set against the backdrop of violent unrest in Africa.
The entertainment media company’s London-based international sales team will be spearheading the slate’s sales during the run of the festival.