Magazine article Screen International

Scorsese to Talk Silence in Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Scorsese to Talk Silence in Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: IM Global will commence pre-sales at Cannes on Martin Scorsese's Silence as the Oscar winning director gears up for a trip to the Croisette and mulls over a second deal with the same parties for The Irishman.

Stuart Ford's IM Global reunited recently with Access Industries chief Len Blavatnik to acquire international rights to Scorsese's long-gestating tale of 17th century missionaries in Japan after Emmett/Furla committed to finance the project.

Ford and sales chief Jonathan Deckter will kick off talks on the prestige title during the market. Silence is bansed on the acclaimed 1960s novel by Shusaku Endo. WME Global represents US rights.

Blavatnik and IM Global collaborated at last year's market on sell-out The Butler, however the Russian-born billionaire's team will play no part in actively selling Silence, contrary to a report elsewhere. …

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