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Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
-Sony Pictures is acquiring the worldwide rights to “Greyhound,” the World War II drama written by Tom Hanks, Deadline reports. Hanks will also star in the film, which will be directed by Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”), and produce with his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman.
- Graham Winfrey
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the heist movie “Finding Steve McQueen,” directed by Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider,” “Daredevil,” “Elektra”) and staring Forest Whitaker, Travis Fimmel (“Warcraft,” “Vikings”), William Fichtner (“The Dark Night,” “Armageddon”) and… Continue Reading → »
Finding Steve McQueen is being sold at the Efm by Ambi.
Open Road is set to release the film wide in 2018 for Ambi Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group, which is handling international sales and will introduce the project to foreign distributors at the Efm in Berlin.
The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by CEO Tom Ortenberg, chief operating officer and general counsel, Elliott Kleinberg and svp acquisitions, Lejo Pet and by Andrea Iervolino , Silvio Muraglia and Joseph Cohen on behalf of Ambi Media Group and Paradox Studios.
The film is based on a true story about the biggest bank heist in American history, when a gang »
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Mark Steven Johnson’s “Finding Steve McQueen.” The heist movie, which Open Road plans to release wide in 2018, stars Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker, William Fichtner and Rachael Taylor. The film was introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin by Ambi Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of Ambi Group.
“‘Finding Steve McQueen’ is an explosive, character-driven film, smartly told in a way that will keep audiences guessing throughout,” said Ambi’s Andrea Iervolino, who negotiated the deal with Open Road alongside Ambi’s Silvio Muraglia and Joseph Cohen of Paradox Studios. “Open Road has outlined a masterful marketing and distribution plan that will allow this film to perform very well.”
Taking place in 1972 it tells the true story of the biggest bank heist in U.S. history when a gang of thieves from Youngstown, Ohio, attempted to »
- Robert Mitchell
9 February 2017 2:43 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
As the European Film Market kicks off in Berlin, Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the heist movie Finding Steve McQueen, starring Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker, William Fichtner and Rachael Taylor.
Mark Steven Johnson directed the project, which is based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in U.S. history. In 1972 a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio, attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon's secret fund. Keith Sharon and Ken Hixon wrote the screenplay.
Open Road is planning a wide release in 2018.
- Rebecca Ford
Open Road has picked up U.S. rights to heist movie Finding Steve McQueen, directed by Mark Steven Johnson and starring Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker, William Fichtner and Rachael Taylor. The deal was announced as the European Film Market gets underway in Berlin. Open Road is planning a wide release in 2018. The movie is based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in U.S. history. In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio, attempted to steal $30M… »
6 items from 2017
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