uConnect, the new sales and finance company from uMedia, has taken on its first project: GiuseppeTornatore’s The Best Offer.
As reported last week, Peter Rogers is heading London-based uConnect, and he will be talking to buyers in Cannes.
The Best Offer is a love story set in the world of a wealthy family of art collectors. Geoffrey Rush [pictured], Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland and Sylvia Hoeks star.The film is shooting now in Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic.
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Producers are Isabella Cocuzza and Arturo Paglia of Paco Cinematografica in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment Italy that will distribute the Film in Italy, Germany and Austria.
Adrian Politowski, CEO of uMedia said: “This first title uConnect has acquired is the perfect example of why we wanted to create this new entity. It has pedigree, style and truly global potential.”
Producer Arturo Paglia added: “Tornatore is an incredibly emotional story-teller that literally knocked us over, as he did with all the actors, with this enchanting and thrilling story.”
Oscar winner Ennio Morricone composed the soundtrack.
Tornatore’s credits include Cinema Paradiso and Malena.
and truly global potential.”
Producer Arturo Paglia adds – “Tornatore is an incredibly emotional story-teller that literally knocked us over, as he did with all the actors, with this enchanting and thrilling story.”
The company will be introducing the film to buyers at Cannes.