Helen Mirren & Keira Knightley’s ‘Berlin, I Love You’ Heads To U.S. After Saban Deal

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Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley’s Berlin, I Love You is heading to the U.S. after Saban Films has acquired the North American rights.

The anthology feature, which also stars Jim Sturgess, tells ten stories of romance set in the German capital with directors including Fernando Eimbcke, Dennis Gansel, Massy Tadjedin,  Peter Chelsom, Til Schweiger, Justin Franklin, Dani Levy and Dianna Agron helming different segments with Josef Rusnak directing the transition sequences.

The film is produced by Claus Clausen and Edda Reiser (Walk on Water Films) alongside Alice De Sousa (Galleon Films) and Skady Lis (Getaway Pictures) as co-producers.

Emmanuel Benbihy is executive producing, and the film was financed by VX119 Media Capital, whose managing partners are Jeff Geoffray and Jeff Konvitz.  Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales together with Disrupting Influence’s Glenn Kendrick Ackermann and Jason Piette, with CAA Media Finance co-repping the U.S. rights.

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films, which is planning a theatrical release.

Berlin, I Love You is a sequel in the Cities of Love franchise, started by Benbihy, following Paris Je T’aime in 2006 and New York, I Love You in 2009. The film will continue to share stories of romance set in the German capital. Production wrapped in November 2017.

Berlin, I Love You marks Saban’s fourth acquisition out of the Cannes Film Festival following deals for Matthew Ross’ Siberia starring Keanu Reeves, Gerard Butler’s Keepers and David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny.

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