Red Granite International has closed a key negotiation, licensing the Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio reunion on The Wolf Of Wall Street to Universal Pictures International (UPI) for the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Scandinavia.
UPI has also taken Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Scandinavia from Red Granite International to the supernatural fantasy Horns and acquired Spain and Scandinavia for the crime thriller Motel.
Executive vp of worldwide acquisitions Peter Kujawski negotiated the deals with Red Granite International’s Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri on behalf of the producers. Paramount holds North American rights to Wolf as previously announced.
Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland’s Red Granite owns the rights to and is fully financing The Wolf Of Wall Street, based on Jordan Belfort’s bestselling memoir about his tumultuous rise and fall and excessive lifestyle. Terence Winter adapted the screenplay.
Red Granite is producing with DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions and EMJAG Productions. Aziz and McFarland, DiCaprio and Scorsese are the individual producers and Alexandra Milchan serves an executive producer. The Wolf Of Wall Street is currently shooting in Los Angeles and also stars Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Matthew McConaughey and Rob Reiner, among others.
Horns stars Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple and is based on Joe Hill’s novel about what the loss of love can do to a man.
Motel stars John Cusack as a gun for hire engaged by a mobster played by Robert De Niro on a sinister assignment in the Delta bayous.