EXCLUSIVE: Buyers have flocked to Toronto hit The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.
Ned Benson wrote and directed the two-film suite that explores a damaged relationship from the perspective of both parties.
The film premiered in Toronto where The Weinstein Company acquired North America, the UK and France and plans a theatrical North American release in 2014.
Rights have gone to Germany and Austria (Prokino), Benelux (Imagine), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Switzerland (Praesens), Greece (Seven Films), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), China (HGC) and Thailand (Mono Generation).
Myriad previously licensed rights to Spain (Wanda Vision), Italy (Koch Media), Latin America (Swen), Australia (Transmission), Middle East (Eagle Films), CIS (Carmen Film), Turkey (D Productions), Portugal (Lanterna), South Korea (Dreamwest), Taiwan (CaiChang), Israel (Five Stars), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Singapore (Cathay) and Ukraine (Aurora)
Star TV acquired pan-Asian TV rights and Jaguar will license to airlines.
Myriad president and CEO Kirk D’Amico and his team are fielding offers from Japan, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
“We are very excited about the roll-out of this original and groundbreaking film next year, and pleased to have such high quality distribution partners lined up around the world,” said D’Amico.
Cassandra Kulukundis, Benson, Chastain, Todd Labarowski and Emanuel Michael produced The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby and D’Amico, Peter Pastorelli, Brad Coolidge, Melissa Coolidge, Jim Casey and Kim Waltrip served as executive producers.