AFM: Elizabeth Banks Movie, Amy Winehouse Biopic to Turn Up the Heat on Sales

AFM: Elizabeth Banks Movie, Amy Winehouse Biopic to Turn Up the Heat on Sales
Sales activity for the first four days at the 36th American Film Market has matched the moderate weather in Santa Monica.

Business could heat up in coming days, thanks to recent burst of high-profile projects being unveiled: an Amy Winehouse biopic, starring Noomi Rapace; the “Billionaire Boys Club” with Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey and Emma Roberts; shipping drama “The Modern Ocean” with Anne Hathaway and Daniel Radcliffe; and Elizabeth Banks’ World War II drama “Rita Hayworth With a Hand Grenade.”

“We didn’t think we’d have the deals done by Afm,” said Jim Seibel of Lotus Entertainment, which is financing and producing the untitled Winehouse project. “We’ve had massive interest so far from all the distributors who handled the documentary. And everyone knows her music.”

The documentary, Asif Kapadia’s “Amy,” is regarded among frontrunners for the Oscar documentary prize and has been a strong box office performer in the U.
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