Vision Films has acquired U.S. and Canada rights to Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor, a docu following a group of wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans as they develop their own stand up comedy routines with the help of pros Zach Galifianakis, Bob Saget, B.J. Novak, and Lewis Black. John Wager directed the film and also produced with Rey Reo, with Steven Beer executive producing. Comedy Warriors is a project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. It is also supported by the Wounded Warrior Project, dedicated to honoring and empowering injured service men and women. Vision Films also has worldwide sales rights on the film.
Film Movement has taken U.S. and Canada rights to Diane Kurys’s For A Woman (Pour Une Femme), a semi-biographical film about a woman who, after her mother’s death, discovers an old photo that uncovers a family secret about her own identity and her mother’s great love. French thesps Benoit Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and Sylvie Testud star in the pic which opened in France. Film Movement will release the pic in Q2 2014 in theaters and on VOD and DVD. Film Movement’s Adley Gartenstein and Rebeca Conget negotiated the deal with EUROPACORP’s Cécile Fouché.
120dB Films has closed loans for Alan White’s Reclaim and action-comedy Barely Lethal. John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, Jacki Weaver and Luis Guzman star in Reclaim, a suspense thriller inspired by real-life events. 120dB Films co-financed Reclaim with Luillo Ruiz of Paprika Financing. Luke Davies (Candy) penned the script and Alan White is directing, Pic is being produced by Paradox Entertainment, Garlin Films and Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton and Arclight is handling international sales. Barely Lethal stars Samuel L. Jackson, Hailee Steinfeld and Jessica Alba. Written by John D’Arco, the film is being directed by Fanboys‘ Kyle Newman. Brett Ratner, Sukee Chew, Vanessa Coifman and Ted Hartley are producing. International sales are being handled by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier of Highland Film Group.
Forest Whitaker‘s JuntoBox Films has added Adventureland‘s Matt Bush to its second feature, Sharon 1.2.3. The romantic comedy from writer-director Mark Brown (Two Can Play That Game, Barbershop, Barbershop 2) follows Jonah (Bush), who’s living the dream and having casual sex with two women named Sharon when he meets a third Sharon and falls in love. Skylar Samuels (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Nadine Velasquez (Flight), and Erinn Hayes (Children’s Hospital) co-star as the trio of lucky ladies, with Vik Sahay and Aarti Mann filling out the cast. Wesley Mills wrote the script. Fruitvale Station’s Nina Yang Bongiovi is producing with Kelly Thomas. JuntoBox greenlit the film at AFM 2012 after crowdsourcing and selecting the project pitch.
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