Gabriel Hammond and Daniel Hammond’s ambitious company continues to build its distribution pipeline and has announced the second major acquisition of a Toronto title within a week.

Broad Green plans to release Samba theatrically in the second half of 2015. The film received its world premiere in Toronto and marks Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s follow-up to their 2012 smash The Intouchables.

Earlier this week it emerged that the company had taken US rights to Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes.

Samba stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahiin in the tale of a Senegalese worker who battles to stay in France with the help of an immigration worker.

Broad Green brokered the deal with CAA and Gaumont International.

Broad Green’s production slate include recent Toronto world premiere Learning To Drive, as well as 10.000 Km and Green Room.

  • Paramount announced it will distribute Chris Rock’s comedy Top Five in limited release on December 5 in the US and expand wide a week later. The studio reportedly paid $12.5m for worldwide rights in Toronto.
  • Kino Lorber has signed a multi-year distribution deal with Carlotta Films US as home entertainment distributor in the US for packaged goods and digital media. The first release under the deal will be Charles Lane’s modern silent film Sidewalk Stories in October on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD.