Saban Films, DirecTV Land Johnny Depp-Starrer ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ For $3 Million: Toronto

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EXCLUSIVE: Saban Films and DirecTV have closed a deal worth around $3 million for the North American rights to Richard Says Goodbye, the Wayne Roberts-directed drama that stars Johnny Depp, Zoey Deutch and Rosemarie DeWitt. The drama follows a college professor who lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

The film is eyeing a theatrical release in 2019. CAA Media Finance brokered it. Richard Says Goodbye was screened outside the festival for buyers at the Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas last Thursday and got several suitors.

This is Saban Films’ third acquisition during TIFF – they acquired Romans starring Orlando Bloom and partnered with DirecTV on the North American rights to Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante, starring Olivia Wilde.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/09/johnny-depp-richard-says-goodbye-saban-films-directv-toronto-deal-three-million-dollars-1202461805/