Magazine article Screen International

Roadside Salutes Emperor, SPC Finds Wadjda, Patience Stone

Magazine article Screen International

Roadside Salutes Emperor, SPC Finds Wadjda, Patience Stone

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A flurry of Toronto acquisitions emerged at the weekend as the festival neared its conclusion.

Roadside Attractions pounced on US rights to Peter Webber's wartime drama following the world premiere on Friday (14) and will release theatrically in 2013.

Lionsgate will handle all other non-theatrical rights per the partner's ongoing arrangement. "We think it will resonate for history buffs and movie lovers alike, and we're proud to bring it to the US," Roadside co-president Howard Cohen said after striking the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones and Japan's Eriko Hatsune of Norwegian Wood star.

David Klass and Vera Blasi co-wrote the Emperor screenplay and Yoko Narahashi, Gary Foster, Eugene Nomura and Russ Krasnoff produced the Fellers Film and Krasnoff / Foster Entertainment feature and Sierra/Affinity handled international sales. …

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