3 June 2013 12:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Samuel and Victor Hadida’s Metropolitan Filmexport, a top distrib of U.S. indie pics in Gaul, went on a shopping spree at Cannes.

The outfit nabbed Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” as part of package deal with Im Global that included Robert Redford’s “A Walk in the Woods,” an adaptation of Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail,” and Kevin Costner starrer “Black and White,” a drama helmed by “The Upside of Anger’s” Mike Binder. All three pics sold for $4.5 million.

Under its output deal with Lionsgate, Metropolitan picked up David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s “John Wick,” starring Keanu Reeves, NFL dramedy “Draft Day,” with Costner and Jennifer Garner, and Blumhouse Prods.’ “Reawakening,” a horror thriller, starring Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass.

The shingle also acquired “The Fifth Estate,” DreamWorks’ Wikileaks drama that stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, »


- Elsa Keslassy

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