CBS Films holds US rights to the Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz caper, while FilmNation has virtually sold out all international territories.
Michael Hoffman directs from a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen about a British art curator who enlists the support of a Texan rodeo queen to scam a wealthy collector. Principal photography took place in London and New Mexico.
Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Tom Courtenay and Cloris Leachman round out the key cast. Mike Lobell produced with Crime Scene Pictures principals and project financiers Adam Ripp and Rob Paris. Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway are the executive producers.
Glen Basner’s FilmNation commenced pre-sales in Berlin and has closed deals with Metropolitan in France, Telemunchen in Germany, Roadshow Films in Australia and New Zealand, Medusa in Italy, West in Russia, Svensk in Scandinavia and Pardiso in Benelux.
As reported previously on Screendaily, the Alliance distribution network will put the film through Momentum in the UK, Aurum in Spain and Alliance in Canada.
Revolutionary Releasing will release in Eastern Europe, Odeon in Greece and Cyprus, Sam Films in Iceland, LEV Cinemas in Israel, Italia in the Middle East, Lusomundo in Portugal, Ascot-Elite in Switzerland and Fida Film in Turkey.
Deals have also closed with Sun in Latin America, HGC in China, Lark Films in Hong Kong, WEG Entertainment in India and Pakistan, PT Amero in Indonesia, Multivision in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, SSG in Taiwan, Sahamongkol in Thailand, Star TV for pan-Asian PTV, Ster Kinekor in South Africa and Entertainment In Motion for airlines.
Crime Scene’s next project will be the action title Everly to be directed by Joe Lynch and co-produced with Anonymous Content.