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Berlin Day 3: FilmNation Takes ‘Shelter’; ATO Buys ‘The Woman In the Fifth’
FilmNation has taken overseas rights to Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter, which Sony Pictures Classics bought early on at the Sundance Film Festival. Michael Shannon stars opposite Jessica Chastain as a man haunted by his dreams who obsessively starts building a storm shelter in his backyard. But what he can't tell those…
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Berlin: The World Likes Tupac Shakur
Morgan Creek Productions is doing well in selling offshore rights to Tupac, the biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur that will begin production by the summer with Antoine Fuqua directing. One might think a film about an American rapper who died in 1996 might be a tough sell outside the U.S. Not so. Morgan Creek has sold…
Berlin: Weinstein, Icon Confirm Deal For Ralph Fiennes-Directed 'Coriolanus'
Deadline told you February 3 that The Weinstein Company was acquiring domestic distribution on the Ralph Fiennes-directed Coriolanus, and TWC and Icon International have just announced the deal. Here’s the official release: New York, NY, February 11, 2011 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it has…
Berlin: 'Saw' Guy James Wan Scares Up 8-Picture Deal
February 11, 2011 (Berlin, Germany) – Writer/Producer/Director James Wan has closed an eight (8) picture deal with the Icon Entertainment International (IEI), it was announced today by Wan and Hugo Grumbar, Managing Director (International) for Icon, at the Berlin Film Festival. Wan who is best known for creating and…
Berlin Day 2: Strand Takes ‘Tyrannosaur’; Deepa Mehta Shoots ‘Midnight’s Children’
Strand Releasing has taken U.S. rights to Paddy Considine's feature debut Tyrannosaur from sales agent Protagonist. The film won 2 awards for directing and acting at Sundance following its premiere in Park City. Optimum Releasing has already picked Tyrannosaur up for the UK. Brit actor Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum…
Berlin: Magnolia Acquires 'Point Blank'
Magnolia Pictures has secured North American rights to the French thriller from Gaumont. It’s directed by Fred Cavayé and stars Gilles Lellouche as a man who races against time through Paris to save his pregnant, kidnapped wife. It also stars Roschdy Zem, Gerard Lanvin and Elena Anaya.
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