The parties have entered exclusive negotiations for an acquisition reportedly in the $1bn range at a time when US lawmakers are beginning to express concerns over what they see as China’s growing influence on Hollywood.
Paramount has as expected set an awards qualifying run for Martin Scorsese’s passion project and anticipated Oscar season heavy-hitter starring Andrew Garfield.
EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama scores deals for New Europe Film Sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake to be first release from Srinivasan Narayanan’s rebooted distribution outfit.
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SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $19.2m from 63 markets; Warner Bros’ Storks lands with $18.6m from its 33 markets.
Jeff Lau’s threequel beat off competition from family animation Storks during quiet week.