Buyers dreamy for Mister Smith’s Imagine
David Garrett has sold hot new comedy-drama Imagine, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Renner and Julianne Moore, to UK, France, Australia and a host of other territories.
David Garrett’s Mister Smith has closed a slew of deals on buzzed about AFM title Imagine, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Renner and Julianne Moore.
Deals include: UK (eOne), Benelux (eOne), Australia / New Zealand (& Islands) (Roadshow Films), France (TF1), Israel (United King), Scandinavia (Nordisk), Latin America (Imagem Filmes), Middle East (Jaguar) and Eastern Europe (Mediapro).
Pacino will star as an ageing rocker who reconnects with his son and his music in Dan Fogelman’s directorial debut. The film is Garrett’s first standalone acquisition separate from his output deal with German outfit Constantin.
Denise DiNovi, Jessie Nelson and Nimitt Mankad will produce, Shivani Rawat is executive producer.
Originally sold to Warner Brothers, the film is now being independently financed by Inimitable Pictures’ Nimitt Mankad and Shivani Rawat through a film fund backed by Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5 Hour Energy. Principal photography will commence late April/early May 2013. WME is handling the US sale.