Jersey-based investors who put up the money for Planet 51, which Sony released last year, have bought Handmade Films for £6.1 million ($9.3 million). Handmade was selling the Spanish/UK co-production. The company has now delisted from the London Stock Exchange. Wealth manager David Francis is deciding what to do with Handmade, which had been planning remakes of The Long Good Friday set in Miami with director Paul WS Anderson and a new version of Mona Lisa, directed by Larry Clark. The old management had also been planning a big screen version of Eloise, starring Uma Thurman, but that ended up with the lawyers after Thurman said she hadn’t received her pay-or-play fee. Handmade’s woes have also added to the financial problems of the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, who had been banking on it turning her kid’s books into TV series.
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