Another big Toronto sale is upon us. EuropaCorp is wrapping up a mid-seven-figure deal for Their Finest, the Lone Scherfig-directed World War II drama that stars Sam Claflin, Jake Lacy, Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy and Jack Huston. It’s a comedy about a group of filmmakers struggling to make an inspirational and patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz. Amanda Posey and Stephen Wooley produced it.
This is shaping up to be the big deal so far for a finished film, with a mid-seven-figure minimum guarantee and a P&A commitment. CAA and Hanway made the deal after the film got stellar reviews.
It gives Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp a solid title for its RED distribution pipeline. Word was that EuropaCorp was a player in the auction for Jackie, the Pablo Larrain-directed Natalie Portman starrer that went to Fox Searchlight this week. Those rascals at sister publication Variety beat me to the punch on this one.