Joel Schumacher’s new film Twelve is proving a hot seller for Gaumont based on a promo reel being screened in Santa Monica.
In the first two days of the market, Tobis has taken Germany, Svensk has taken Scandinavia, Dutch Filmworks has taken Benelux and Keowon has taken Korea on the drama.
These acquisitions follow deals negotiated in the run-up to AFM - IPA took Thailand, Monopole-Pathe took the film for Switzerland, Odeon took Greece, Four Star took Middle East, Europa took Brazil and Telexcel bought the rest of Latin America.
Twelve, which is expected to be ready for Sundance/Berlin next year, is based on the novel by seventeen year-old Nick McDonnell. The cast is led by Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Ellen Barkin and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Set on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the film follows White Mike, a dropout drug dealer to the privileged. As he grieves over his mother’s recent death and struggles with his inability to express his love, his cousin is brutally murdered and his best friend is arrested for the crime. Everything comes to a violent end at an 18th birthday party.