Global Showbiz Briefs: Icon Takes UK On ‘Hologram For The King’; ‘The Last Five Years’ Seals Multiple Deals; More

The UK’s Icon Film Distribution has acquired A Hologram For The King. The Tom Tykwer-directed comedic drama stars Tom Hanks and is based on the eponymous novel by Dave Eggers which Tykwer adapted. Also starring are Sarita Choudhury, Omar Elba, Tracey Fairaway, David Menkin and Tom Skerritt. The highly-anticipated picture takes place far away from the recession-weary U.S., as an up-and-coming Saudi Arabian city provides the backdrop for foundering American businessman Alan Clay’s (Hanks) last-ditch effort to stave off bankruptcy, pay his daughter’s college fees, and accomplish something grand. Producers are Uwe Schott and Stefan Arndt of X Filme Creative Pool; Arcadiy Golubovich and Timothy D O’Hair of Primeridian; and Gary Goetzman of Playtone. Lotus Entertainment is handling international sales with CAA on domestic. (more…)

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