Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’ Sells Well – Cannes

BFI London Film Festival

Gaumont and Wild Bunch have racked up strong sales on Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon. Deals have been done for Germany (Koch Media), UK (Icon), Italy (IIF), Benelux (Cineart), Latin America (California Filmes), South Korea (Double and Joy), Indonesia (Pt Amero), Japan (Gaga), Philippines (Pioneer), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), Portugal (Leopardo), Hungary (Vertigo), Poland (Gutek), Czech Rep and Slovakia (Film Europe), Romania (Indepedenta), Former Yugoslavia (MCF), Turkey (Fabula), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Canada (D Film).

Refn’s film, starring Elle Fanning, tells the story of an aspiring model in L.A. whose youth and beauty becomes an obsession of a group of jealous women who want what she has. Refn is also producing through his Space Rocket Nation banner and producing partner Lene Borglum. The film is currently shooting.

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