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Source: Paramount


Paramount has picked up German theatrical rights to Merkel, setting a March 28, 2020 release date for the political thriller.

Producers Carte Blanche International announced the deal at the EFM, where Bavaria Media International is hosting initial screenings for worldwide buyers in other territories.

Stephan Wagner directs Florian Oeller’s script, adapted from Robin Alexander’s 2017 book The Driven Ones.

It charts the 60 days leading to German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision in 2015 to keep German borders open to refugees. Requiem star Imogen Kogge plays Merkel.

Wagner and Alexander van Dülmen produce for Carte Blanche with Andre Zoch, and funding is from Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg.