Mark Damon returns to Berlin with a marquee title in the form of the Bobby Farrelly comedy and along with Tamara Birkemoe will commence pre-sales next week.
A banner year in Park City continued to deliver the goods as Magnolia Pictures acquired world rights to Sean Baker’s comedy. Separately, Alchemy, SPC and Lionsgate confirmed previously reported deals on Strangerland, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl and Knock Knock.
EFM: StudioCanal has injected what is sure to become one of the hottest titles at the market, setting the Oscar winner to play amateur yachtsman Donald Crowhurst in James Marsh’s follow-up to Academy Award nominee The Theory Of Everything.
Content Media will commence international sales in Berlin next week on John Suits’ sci-fi action-thriller starring Rachel Nichols, Mekhi Phifer and Missi Pyle.
Festivals and Awards
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set the date for the 73rd annual Golden Globes.
Pan-European cinema event will see five films premiere in Rotterdam and simultaneously across Europe; Distrify Media and Filmin will offer through VOD.
Cinematic experience “stimulates all five senses”.
Latest box office news
CHINA BOX OFFICE: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies grossed $49.84m on its opening weekend in China, pushing record-breaking remake Miss Granny into second place.
Warner Bros’ awards contender posts $3.8m (£2.5m) second weekend to dethrone Taken 3; Universal’s Ex Machina leads openers with $1.7m (£1.1m) debut.
SUNDANCE: Kuwaiti industrialist Nawaf Alghanim announced in Park City on Friday (January 23) the formation of his Los Angeles and Kuwaiti-based financing and production company.