Titles include Ben Younger’s Bleed For This and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young [pictured].
Icon Film Distribution has acquired several new titles for UK distribution.
They include Ben Younger’s Bleed For This starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in the story of champion boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a car accident. Martin Scorsese executive produces and The Solution sells internationaly. Younger also produces with Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft.
Icon also bought live action family feature A Bollywoof Tale to be directed by Racing Stripes and Underdog director Frederik Du Chau and starring Kunal Nayyar from the hit US TV show The Big Bang Theory. The story follows a London spaniel who is set to move with his family to Delhi; but he gets separated during the journey and turns to help from a street dog and a cow. The film will shoot in India and the UK next year.
Icon has also taken on SAS thriller 6 Days, Toa Fraser’s story of the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980. It will shoot in the second quarter of 2015. XYZ handles international sales.
After its Toronto premiere, Icon also acquired Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. FilmNation handles international sales.
The company also bought Shane Black’s The Nice Guys from Alex Walton’s Bloom. The 1970s-set feature stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.