EXCLUSIVE: German distributor picks up Winterbottom, Herek titles.

German distributor Concorde has swooped on WestEnd market duo The Face of an Angel [pictured] and The Great Gilly Hopkins at the EFM.

Deals were struck between WestEnd MD Eve Schoukroun and Guy Amon and Markus Zimmer of indie powerhouse Concorde.

Director Michael Winterbottom’s much-discussed The Face of an Angel, currently in post-production, stars Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale and model-turned-actress Cara Delevigne.

The film follows a British filmmaker (Bruhl) who goes to Italy to study the aftermath of a high-profile murder case. 

Winterbottom reiterated to Screen over the weekend that the film is “not a film about Amanda Knox,” despite similarities to the real-life case of Knox and Raffaele Solecito. 

As previously reported by Screen, rising star Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief) is to play the title role in director Stephen Herek’s feature The Great Gilly Hopkins, alongside Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Danny Glover and Octavia Spencer.

Gilly is David Paterson¹s adaptation of Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel about a wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year old (Nelisse) who is moved from foster home to foster home. Shoot is due for April.