GFM takes on BB King; Cassavetes’ Yellow
London and LA-based seller GFM Films has added blues doc BB King: The Life Of Riley to its EFM slate.
Currently in post-production, this is a portrait of the legendary blues man.
The acquisition was announced by GFM’s Guy Collins and Michael Ryan on the eve of the Berlinale.
GFM (which has a joint venture agreement with Seven Arts Entertainment) has also come on board to handle international sales on Nick Cassavetes’ $20 million drama Yellow starring Sienna Miller and Melanie Griffith.
The film is currently in post-production and should be ready by May.
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Another new addition to GFM’s slate is Brad Mirman’s $20 million thriller The Job, about a heist at a casino in Budapest.
Other films GFM is handling include Fyodor Bondarchuk’s long gestating The Winter Queen (produced by Paul Verhoeven and scripted by Verhoeven’s regular collaborator Gerald Soeteman), Bob Meyer’s Drunkboat starring John Malkovich and John Goodmnan, Anthony Waller’s Nine Miles Down, and James B. Rogers’ The Pool Boys starring Matthew Lillard.