Magazine article Variety

Case Study: An 'Ideal' Pic for a Banker's Backing

Magazine article Variety

Case Study: An 'Ideal' Pic for a Banker's Backing

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IN 2007, STEVE COOGAN STARRED in and Andrew Fleming directed the off-beat comedy "Hamlet 2"- a film most remembered for a Sundance bidding war won by Fox Searchlight, which didn't come close to recouping its $10 million payout at the box office. But the indie market has a short memory, and Coogan is starring in another Fleming pic, backed by a pair of eager Canadian financers.

Coogan stars with Paul Rudd in "An Ideal Home," which is going into production on May ll - the opening day of Cannes. They play a bickering couple with an extravagant life: Coogan is a demanding celebrity and Rudd his quieter partner. Their lives are turned upside-down when, at a dinner party, Coogan's character is confronted with the grandson he never knew he had. With nowhere else to go, the couple reluctantly decide to take him in.

It's a story rich with situations that reflect the Zeitgeist. Clark Peterson's Montreal-based Remstar Films and National Bank of Canada are co-financing the film, which carries a price tag of under $10 million, with Peterson and National Bank's Lisa Wolofsky exec producing. Producers are Gabriella Tana, Maria Theresa Arida, Maxime Remillard and Aaron Ryder, who was a producer on "Hamlet 2."

Nadine de Barros'Fortitude Inti, began selling foreign markets at Berlin and will continue do so at Cannes. …

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