Sacha Baron Cohen’s remake of the hit Danish film Klown is a complete sellout territory-wise for Annapurna Pictures International at AFM. The title from the Borat comedian is the only new property at the market to sell out all of its foreign territories.
Similar to the comedic performer’s vehicles, Klown will be a semi-improvised, boundary-pushing comedy. The original movie cleared $12M at the B.O. in its native Denmark. Annapurna Pictures acquired the rights to the project from Baron Cohen’s Four by Two Films in a heated bidding situation. Annapurna’s Megan Ellison is producing the movie for her company alongside Four by Two’s Baron Cohen and Todd Schulman. Scott Stuber is also producing via his Bluegrass Films label. Stephen Feder will oversee production for Annapurna with Nicholas Hatton overseeing for Four by Two Films.
Chris Corabi negotiated the initial deal on behalf of Annapurna. CAA packaged the film and is repping domestic distribution rights.
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