Already one of the busiest sellers this Cannes, Fortissimo Film Sales has added two more films to its slate, including its first US investment.
Party Monster, to be written and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of The Eyes Of Tammy Faye fame, is produced by Christine Vachon's Killer Films and Bailey and Barbato's World Of Wonder Productions. Fortissimo co-chiefs Wouter Barendrecht and Michael J Werner will invest in the picture and take executive producer credits. The film is a drama about legendary 1980s New York nightclub promoter Michael Alig and will star Seth Green.
Fortissimo has also picked up sales rights to Eye, a $2.5m horror thriller directed by Thailand's Pang brothers, who shot to international attention last year with Bangkok Dangerous, which Fortissimo also represented. Eye is to be produced by ambitious production newcomer Applause Pictures. The film is the story of a blind girl whose sight is restored when she is twenty, but who begins to see more than she wants