The company has acquired international sales rights to the romantic dramedy starring Jack Huston, Brit Marling and 2014 Cannes Film Festival master of ceremonies Lambert Wilson.
Lulu Wang’s Berlin-set Posthumous follows an artist who falls for a journalist after he pretends to be dead when mistaken reports of his demise send the vale of his art sky-rocketing.
Tom Schilling and Alexander Fehling also star and the film is in post.
Wang’s partner at Flying Box Productions, Bernadette Bürgi, produces. The German co-producers are Skady Lis of Getaway Pictures, Andro Steinborn of Arden Film, and Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner and Kristian Stern of Cine Plus.
The project is supported by the German Federal Film Fund.
“It feels like a film that Preston Sturges or George Cukor would be making if they were around today,” said Bleiberg Entertainment evp of acquisitions & production Nicholas Donnermeyer.
“Lulu does a great job creating a whirlwind cinematic romance that’s still very much grounded in truthful, earned emotion. She is an exciting new talent with a fantastic team of producers supporting her. We’re thrilled to be on board.”
Donnermeyer negotiated the deal with Bürgi and Lis on behalf of the producers.
Bleiberg’s Cannes slate includes Scott Adkins action title Close Range and the market premiere of Franck Khalfoun’s tech thriller i-Lived.