Magazine article Variety

Mirren/Sutherland Pairing Sparks Fest Sales for 'Seeker'

Magazine article Variety

Mirren/Sutherland Pairing Sparks Fest Sales for 'Seeker'

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"The leisure seeker," starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple on a last cross-country adventure, has struck a chord among film distributors. Since Cannes, Paris-based Bac Films has scored a flurry of pre-sales on the film based solely on the script, package and Italian director Paolo Virzi's reputation as one of Italy's top directors. Deals were signed for Australia and Canada (eOne), Germany (Concorde), Spain (Karma), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Greece (Strada), and Israel (Lev).

Bac, which co-represents the U.S. with CAA, is expecting to close more deals at Toronto, where the first footage of the film will be shown to buyers, said Bac Films' chief Gilles Sousa. The deal could include multiple territories.

The movie is in its last stretch of shooting on the East Coast. …

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