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Metropolitan picks up 51st State for France

Metropolitan Filmexport has picked up Ronny Yu's The 51st State for France from Alliance Atlantis Pictures International. The $28m film, the first production through Andras Hamori's H2O Motion Pictures, features Samuel L. Jackson as kilt-wearing chemist looking to market his designer drug in Liverpool's rave scene. The Metropolitan deal was cut by Mark Horowitz, President of Alliance Atlantis Pictures International. The film has yet to complete a US distribution deal.

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