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Worldview takes US on Jimmy P.

Chris Woodrow’s ambitious financier has acquired US rights to Arnaud Desplechin’s Cannes competition entry in a deal with Wild Bunch that marks its latest foray into the US distribution arena.

Back in February, ScreenDaily broke the news that Worldview Entertainment was investing equity in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s upcoming comedy Birdman, which Fox Searchlight will distribute worldwide. That film is currently shooting in New York.

Jimmy P. stars Benicio Del Toro and means that Worldview has three films on the Croisette including James Gray’s The Immigrant and Guillaume Canet’s Blood Ties.  

The film is based on Georges Devereux’ book Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian by Georges Devereux about the study of Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot Indian who fought in WWII and suffered psychological trauma.

CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of Worldview who will seek to partner with a distributor on the release.

Aside from Birdman, Worldview is also co-financing Child 44 with Summit/Lionsgate. That film stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman and will start filming in June in Prague.

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