Chairman and CEO Charles S Cohen announced (17) that the company has picked up North American and English-language remake rights to the French thriller.

Eric Barbier directed Berenice Bejo, Yvan Attal and Jean-Francois Stévenin in The Last Diamond (Le Dernier Diamant), the French Vertigo Productions thriller about a jewel thief who befriends a gem expert in the run-up to a significant auction.

Cohen Media Group evp John Kochman brokered the deal with agency Other Angle Pictures head of sales Olivier Albou and anticipates an early 2015 US theatrical release.

The film is set to receive its international premiere at COLCOA in Los Angeles on April 25 and opens in France at the end of the month.

Cohen recently partnered with Dreamworks Studios on the remake of French thriller The Prey, which Charles Cohen is producing.

  • Anchor Bay Films has secured North American rights to Distant Horizon’s live action adaption of Yasuomi Umetsu’s anime revenge story Kite starring India Eisley and Samuel L Jackson. Ralph Ziman directed.
  • Gravitas Ventures has acquired US rights to Jocelyn Towne’s directorial debut drama I Am I, in which she stars alongside Kevin Tighe, Jason Ritter, James Morrison and Simon Helberg. The film raised more $100,000 of its funding on Kickstarter and will receive an exclusive release on Vimeo On Demand starting on May 13 followed by a limited theatrical release in New York and LA on June 13. Gravitas will simultaneously release the film on demand and nationwide.