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Weinsteins to sell 'The Nut Job 2' in Cannes

3 May 2016 2:19 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Weinstein Company has acquired international sales rights to the animation excluding South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China.

Open Road Films holds Us rights to the film that Cal Brunker will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Bob Barlen and Scott Bindley.

Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph from the original film reprise their voice roles alongside new cast members Bobby Moynihan and Bobby Cannavale

TWC and Open Road reunite on the Gulfstream Pictures project after serving in the same capacity on the 2014 original, which grossed $64.6m in the Us and a further $56.6m internationally for $120.9m worldwide.

Barlen and Harry Linden are producing the Red Rover / Toon Box film.

TWC president and COO David Glasser, president of international sales and distribution Ennis Hensley, and Michal Podell Steinberg brokered the deal with Jay Ahn, Hyunjee Heather Lim and Susan Zuckerman Williams on behalf of Redrover. »

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The Nut Job 2 announced for May 2017

12 April 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Open Road Films has announced that The Nut Job 2 is set for release in North America on May 19th 2017, having originally been eyed for release back in January of this year.

Deadline reports that the sequel to the 2014 independent animated hit will “return to Oakton, where the evil mayor decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly Squirrel and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.”

Will Arnett is set to return as Surly Squirrel alongside original voice cast members Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Gabriel Iglesias and Jeff Dunham. The film is being directed by Cal Brunker (Escape From Planet Earth).

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Will Arnett’s ‘Nut Job 2’ Gets Release Date

11 April 2016 3:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has set May 19, 2017, as the U.S. release date for its animated comedy “The Nut Job 2.”

The studio noted that the 2014 original film achieved the biggest box office opening ever for an independent, animated film and surpassed $120 million at the global box office.

Returning voice cast includes Will Arnett (Surly), Katherine Heigl (Andy), Maya Rudolph (Precious the Dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Jimmy) and Jeff Dunham (Mole).

The sequel takes audiences back to the town of Oakton, where the evil mayor decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly Squirrel and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor and take back the park.

Open Road had announced in 2014 that it would open “The Nut Job 2” on Jan. 15, 2016,  but pulled it off the schedule several months later.

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