Fox Searchlight has acquired US, UK, Australia/New Zealand, France and Germany while Sony has taken Latin America and other territories on Jean-Marc Vallée’s upcoming romance starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.
CAA represented US rights while Sierra/Affinity handles international rights and closed a heavy load of territories on the tale of a banker who gets help from a young mother and her unusual son after a family tragedy. Chris Cooper also stars.
Nick Meyer also licensed rights to Sony for Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland and Greece.
Demolition has closed in Benelux (Remain In Light), Canada (VVS Films), Hong Kong (Lark), India (PVR), Israel (United King), Italy (Good Films), Japan (Phantom), Middle East (Eagle Films), Portugal (Lusomundo), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), South Korea (Main Title), Taiwan (Filmware), Thailand / Vietnam (IPA) and Turkey (Fabula).
Black Label Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures co-finance the romance.
Black Label Media’s Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill are producing with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment’s Sidney Kimmel and Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith.
Thad Luckinbill, Right Of Way’s Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook, John Malkovich, Ellen Schwartz, SKE’s Carla Hacken and Nathan Ross, Vallée’s producing partner and manager, serve as executive producers.