Here’s a first look at Toni Collette and Damian Lewis in Dream Horse, Euros Lyn’s story of a cleaner and bartender (Colette) who recruits her husband and a local accountant to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal – which they name Dream Alliance.
Cornerstone Films is handling sales and has now almost sold out the project, inking a multi-territory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. As we revealed in Cannes, Bleecker Street and Topic Studios jointly acquired U.S. rights, while Warner Bros has UK.
New deals have also been done for Germany (Welt Kino), Switzerland (Impuls), Japan (Hakuhodo DY music & pictures) and Airlines (Terry Steine). Sony has the rest of the world excluding Canada, Italy and France, which remain on the table.
The project is in post-production. Katherine Butler is producing for Raw with Tracy O’Riordan. Neil McKay wrote the screenplay. Film4 developed the movie and is funding with Ingenious Media and Ffilm Cymru Wales.