Among the initial titles in the multi-picture deal are the thriller Unthinkable that is currently in production and stars Samuel L Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Michael Sheen and the supernatural thriller Clock Tower, set to begin shooting in Los Angeles on December.
The roster includes the Bret Easton Ellis adaptation The Informers starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Winona Ryder, as well as Fireflies In The Garden with Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hayden Panettiere. All Senator US productions and were produced by Senator CEO Marco Weber.
The slate includes the acquisitions Splice, a sci-fi horror that is currently in post-production and stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, the French gangster hit Public Enemy No 1 starring Vincent Cassel, Gerard Depardieu and Mathieu Amalric and the slasher film All The Boys Love Mandy Lane starring Amber Heard.
All of the abovementioned films will be distributed in the US by Senator's newly formed theatrical arm headed by Mark Urman. The first film to be released will be The Informers in the first quarter of 2009.
The distribution agreement encompasses all ancillary windows. SPWAG's vice president of acquisitions and production Scott Shooman brought the deal to Sony and senior vice president of business affairs Michael Helfand negotiated the terms with ICM on behalf of Senator.