Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment have formed a multiyear co-financing and distribution partnership kicking off with the Johnny Depp action comedy Mortdecai.
The partners will collaborate on product sourced by either party and the slate already includes sports tale Draft Day starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary and Frank Langella, set to open in 2014.
OddLot produced and spearheaded the partnership with Lionsgate and Digital Domain on the upcoming sci-fi adventure Ender’s Game (pictured) that arrives on November 1.
OddLot and Lionsgate previously collaborated on The Spirit in 2008.
Mortdecai is set to begin production this autumn and also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn.
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group general manager Sean Kisker, evp of business and legal affairs and deputy general counsel David Friedman and svp of business and legal affairs Jean Chi negotiated the deal with OddLot co-presidents Bill Lischak and Michael Nathanson, evp of business and legal affairs Aaron Michiel, svp of finance Natalya Petrosova and outside counsel Bryan Wolf and Matt Johnson of Ziffren Brittenham.