Magazine article Screen International

WestEnd Boards Byzantium and Siberian Education

Magazine article Screen International

WestEnd Boards Byzantium and Siberian Education

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WestEnd Films brings Gemma Arterton vampire thriller and John Malkovich crime-drama to the AFM.

WestEnd Films has taken international rights to Neil Jordan's Byzantium and Gabriele Salvatores' first English-language effort Siberian Education starring John Malkovich.

Byzantium sees long-time collaborators director Neil Jordan and producers Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen of Number 9 Films re-team with Alan Moloney of Parallel Films.

Moira Buffini (Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe) has written the story of a mother and daughter vampire duo who form a deadly pact.

Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Caleb Landry Jones and Danny Mays star in the feature being financed by WestEnd and the Irish Film Board. Shooting is set to begin Dec 1.

The UK-based sales company has also taken rights to Gabriele Salvatores' drama Siberian Education about the Eastern European criminal underworld, starring John Malkovich. …

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