EXCLUSIVE: Gearing up for Toronto, IM Global chief Stuart Ford says the company is “engineering its usual full-on assault on the marketplace.” Ford is currently in Venice in support of Ti West’s The Sacrament and Steven Knight’s Tom Hardy-starrer Locke. Both of those films are part of an abundant Toronto slate that’s spread across the outfit’s different labels. Among the brand new movies on the lineup are Justin Bieber’s Believe, which will screen for select buyers in Toronto. Jon M. Chu, who helmed hit concert film Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never, directed Believe in what was an under the radar operation. IM Global’s wide release label Opus is handling worldwide sales and Open Road is releasing domestically. The documentary mixes in concert footage to trace Bieber’s path to becoming a worldwide phenomenon.
Also new is Bachelorette director Leslye Headland’s Sleeping With Other People. Kirsten Dunst, who starred in Bachelorette, will topline the follow-up, joined by Jason Sudeikis. The movie is in pre-production. IM Global genre label Octane is handling.
As Deadline reported last month, IM Global recently boarded Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation with Idris Elba. That’s being handled by specialty label Acclaim. Via IM Global’s distribution and servicing deal with Blumhouse International, it will launch sales on Visions from director Kevin Greutert and producer Jason Blum.
Along with The Sacrement and Locke, IM Global’s other titles screening in Toronto include Afflicted which CBS is releasing in the U.S.; Simon Bolivar story Libertador; romcom Paraiso from director Mariana Chenillo and suspense pic O Lobo Atras Da Porta.
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