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Berlinale: Armando Iannucci’s ‘Stalin’ Proves a Hot Efm Title for Gaumont (Exclusive)

12 February 2017 11:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On top of selling to IFC Films for North America rights, Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” has pre-sold to several other territories at the Efm, where Gaumont is shopping the pic.

Gaumont has inked pre-sales for Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Poland (Kinoswiat), Greece and Romania (Odeon), Israel (Lev films), former Yugoslavia (McF Megacom), Baltics (Latvian Theatrical Distribution). Previous sales were closed with Madman in Australia and Concorde in Germany.

Gaumont is in negotiations to close deals for the U.K., Latin America, Hungary, Cis, and Portugal.

The sale to IFC Films followed a bidding war that involved several distributors, including A24 and The Orchard, according to insiders.

Adapted from the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, “The Death of Stalin” is a comic look at how Joseph Stalin’s stroke in 1953 threw the Ussr into chaos and inspired a mad power grab among his top advisers. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Berlinale: HBO Takes U.S. Rights to ‘Inseparables,’ Argentina’s Remake of ‘The Untouchables’ (Exclusive)

9 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO Latino has taken U.S. pay TV/Svod rights to “Inseparables,” the Argentine remake of Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s French dramedy hit “Intouchables.”

Deal was made by Guido Rud at FilmSharks Intl.

Combining key driving forces behind Latin America’s film sector – top U.S. broadcasters, Hollywood studios and the remake business – deal suggests that pay TV buyers can already put on the table, in some cases, higher figures than theatrical distributors.

Further new accords include Brazil (Paris Filmes), Central America (Wiesner Distribution), Greece (Spentzos Film), Turkey (Tanweer) plus Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia (Eurofilms).

Spain, Germany, France, Japan and Australia are under discussions, Rud said.

The Argentine version, produced by Luis Alberto Scalella’s Sono Film and Viacom’s broadcaster Telefé, was released in Argentina by Disney on Aug. 11, scoring a robust $1.8 million B.O. and 350,000 admissions.

The original “The Intouchables” grossed $427 million worldwide.

Directed by Marcos Carnevale (“Elsa & Fred”), “Inseparables” toplines Oscar Martínez (“A »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Berlinale: HBO Takes U.S. Rights to ‘Inseparables,’ Argentina’s Remake of ‘The Untouchables’ (Exclusive)

9 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

HBO Latino has taken U.S. pay TV/Svod rights to “Inseparables,” the Argentine remake of Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s French dramedy hit “Intouchables.”

Deal was made by Guido Rud at FilmSharks Intl.

Combining key driving forces behind Latin America’s film sector – top U.S. broadcasters, Hollywood studios and the remake business – deal suggests that pay TV buyers can already put on the table, in some cases, higher figures than theatrical distributors.

Further new accords include Brazil (Paris Filmes), Central America (Wiesner Distribution), Greece (Spentzos Film), Turkey (Tanweer) plus Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia (Eurofilms).

Spain, Germany, France, Japan and Australia are under discussions, Rud said.

The Argentine version, produced by Luis Alberto Scalella’s Sono Film and Viacom’s broadcaster Telefé, was released in Argentina by Disney on Aug. 11, scoring a robust $1.8 million B.O. and 350,000 admissions.

The original “The Intouchables” grossed $427 million worldwide.

Directed by Marcos Carnevale »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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‘How To Get Away With Murder’s Aja Naomi King Is ‘Untouchable’

6 February 2017 2:37 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The Birth of a Nation actress Aja Naomi King has been cast in The Weinstein Company film Untouchable, joining Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, and Genevieve Angelson. Helmed by Neil Burger, the pic is a remake of the smash 2011 French film The Intouchables from Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. Based on a true story, the film is about a friendship that begins when two unlikely lives intersect: quadriplegic millionaire Philip (Cranston) takes on Dell… »

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FranceTV Opens Feature Sales Unit With ‘The Red Collar’; Finland’s Aito Formats ‘Fake News’- Global Briefs

23 January 2017 7:23 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

FranceTV Distribution, the commercial arm of French national broadcaster France Televisions, is launching a feature sales division. The unit will kick off with The Red Collar, the next film from Les Enfants Du Marais helmer Jean Becker. Produced by ICE3, the drama stars The IntouchablesFrançois Cluzet and Polisse‘s Nicolas Duvauchelle. It’s an adaptation of the Wwi novel by Jean-Christophe Rufin — a founder of Doctors Without Borders and a former Ambassador of France in… »

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‘Raid: Special Unit,’ ‘Alibi.com,’ ‘Paris Opera’ Fire Up UniFrance Rendez-Vous

16 January 2017 8:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris –“Raid: Special Unit,” “Alibi.com,” and “Opera” looked to be among favourite titles at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the annual Gallic film market attended by France’s sales agents and around 500 foreign distributors.

Based out of the Place d’Opera, one of Paris’ great grand hotels, the biggest national film showcase in Europe also saw sales on Elle Driver’’s “If I Were a Boy,” and Other Angle’s “Don’t Tell Her” and good word on “You Choose!” sold, like “Raid,” by Pathé .

Most major sales companies will take days if not weeks not close sales on negotiations broached at the Rendez-Vous; the initial reaction, however, is that, with Omar Sy starrer “Two is Family”earning a first-week $1.6 million in Germany off a Jan. 7 bow, the 2017 Rendez-Vous served up a stronger batch of comedies, its main export staple, than in 2017, while its buzz titles prescribed a wider gamut than last year, »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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French Films’ International Box Office Plunges in 2016

13 January 2017 11:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Box office for French film exports plunged 63% last year, compared to 2015, to €230 million ($240.4 million) off 34 million ticket sales, down 69%, as no new English-language French movie caught fire in either the U.S. or China, according to provisional 2016 figures announced by French export org UniFrance Friday.

For lack of a big new entry, “The Little Prince,” the No. 2 best theatrical performer outside France in 2015, ranked No. 1 in 2016. Underperforming in the U.S., EuropaCorp scare-fest “Shut In” was still France’s second-best performer in 2016.

Marking the weakest performance by French films’ outside France this century, the box office nosedive can be put down to the fact that Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp’s saw no big hit last year. Indeed, not since 2000 had French films punched less than 40 million admissions at the international box office. “We have become accustomed to the exceptional- films like ‘Lucy’ and ‘Taken’  making 20 million-30 million admissions,” and that is not normal, »

- John Hopewell

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Amara Karan And Nicole Kidman Board The Intouchables Remake

9 January 2017 7:41 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While it was a perfectly enjoyable film, it’s not like anyone was really asking for a remake of The Intouchables, the French movie that landed back in 2011 to mostly positive reviews. That hasn’t stopped The Weinstein Company from pressing on with their project though and after bringing on Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart to star, the studio is now looking to round out the cast.

Empire’s reporting today that Nicole Kidman and The Night Of breakout Amara Karan have boarded the remake, which has Neil Burger in the director’s chair and Jon Hartmere on scripting duties. For those who haven’t seen the original, it revolved around the true story of a paralyzed aristocrat and his caregiver, a young man who comes from the projects.

In this version, Cranston will take the former role while Hart will slip into the latter. As for the new additions, »

- Michael Briers

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Nicole Kidman and Amara Karan In Talks To Join Weinstein Company’s ‘Intouchables’ Remake

9 January 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last night, Nicole Kidman was up for a Golden Globe for her performance as Sue Brierley in Garth Davis’ “Lion,” the story of an adopted Indian who searches for his lost family as an adult. She’s set to appear in Sofia Coppola’s new film “The Beguiled,” as well as Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” but she’s already in talks to appear in yet another film: an English-language remake of the 2011 French film “The Intouchables.”

Read More: ‘Lion’ Trailer: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman Will Leave You In Tears

Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company is in early talks to secure Kidman and actress Amara Karan (“The Night Of”) to join Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Kevin Hart (“Central Intelligence”) in the remake. The original film was directed by Olivier Nakache »

- Vikram Murthi

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Isabelle Huppert, Dany Boon, Romain Duris, Omar Sy Take Center Stage at 19th UniFrance Paris Rendez-Vous

3 January 2017 9:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Dany Boon’s “R.A.I.D. Special Unit,” Romain Duris-starrer “The Confession,” and Omar Sy’s “Two Is a Family” will screen at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, the biggest national film market in the world.

The 2017 edition, which runs Jan. 12-16 at Paris’ Intercontinental Hotel, acts as a sales platform for France’s more commercial movies, many of which will hit theaters in the first part of 2017. The Paris Rendez-Vous also features some notable debuts and arthouse standouts, and highlights trends, talents and challenges in Europe’s biggest movie industry-cum-arthouse-crossover export hub.

Here are 10 things you should know about this year’s edition:

1. Boon, Sy, Reno, And Duris

Boon directs the Pathe-sold “R.A.I.D,” where he plays a misogynistic elite police operative paired with a klutzy female recruit (Alice Pol). 2014’s “Superchondriac,” Boon’s latest movie as a director, earned about $36 million in France, »

- John Hopewell

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