Bron Creative has signed a $100 million co-financing deal with Warner Bros Pictures covering six features from the studio and its New Line Cinema division.
Warner projects covered by the deal - which expands on Bron Creative’s co-financing arrangement for New Line’s The Good Liar - include recent Clint Eastwood release The Mule, DC Comics origin story Joker, set for release next autumn with Joaquin Phoenix starring, and upcoming Ben Affleck drama Torrance.
The upcoming New Line projects are Rebel Wilson/Liam Hemsworth comedy Isn’t It Romantic, Mob drama The Kitchen, with Melissa McCarthy, and romantic comedy Superintelligence, also with McCarthy.
Bron Creative is a joint venture between Aaron Gilbert’s Canada-headquartered film and TV production and financing operation Bron Studios and Jason Cloth’s Creative Wealth Media, a film and TV financier backed by the Laborers International Union of North America Pension Plan for Central and Eastern Canada. Gilbert and Cloth will serve as executive producers on the films covered by the co-financing deal.
Gilbert commented: “I’m excited about expanding our relationship with Warner Bros. They have continued to be great collaborative partners and we feel they have put together a strong curated group of films for the global market.”
Added Cloth: “The performance of Warner Bros films speaks for itself. This is a studio and team with an unequivocal understanding of how to make and deliver hits. It’s a wonderful privilege to be partnered with an iconic brand that boldly continues to evolve, create and champion storytelling at the highest level.”
Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said: “Aaron and the team at Bron have been great partners with us on The Good Liar and we are happy to continue our partnership on these additional films.”