Magazine article Screen International

Sony Snaps Up Farrell-Weisz Starrer the Lobster

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Snaps Up Farrell-Weisz Starrer the Lobster

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EXCLUSIVE: SPWA secures key markets on Yorgos Lanthimos love story. First image from the film here...

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has snapped up rights in key territories to Yorgos Lanthimos' English-language debut, The Lobster.

Territories included in the deal are Australia/New Zealand, German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia, Russia/CIS, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, among others.

The deal was negotiated between Michael Helfand, EVP of business affairs, and Joe Matukewicz, SVP of acquisitions for SPWA and Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge.

The cast includes Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed, Angeliki Papoulia. Ashley Jensen, Michael Smiley and Jessica Barden.

Lanthimos, the Oscar-nominated director of Alps and Dogtooth, directs the comedic love story set in the near future where single people are arrested and transferred to 'The Hotel'. …

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