Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Germany's SquareOne Takes 'Fifty Shades' Comedy

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Germany's SquareOne Takes 'Fifty Shades' Comedy

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Independent distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired German-speaking rights to a comedy, thriller, sci-fiand dance movie coming out of Cannes' Marche du Film.

The titles include spoof 50 Shades Of Black, acquired from IM Global. The film, a spoof of box office smash 50 Shades Of Grey, is in pre-production and stars Marlon Wayans. Director is Michael Tiddes (A Haunted House)

The deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu and Ingrid Pittana on behalf of SquareOne Entertainment and by Michael Rothstein on behalf of IM Global.

SquareOne has also acquired sci-fiShe Who Brings Gifts from from Altitude Film Sales. Currently filming with Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, it is directed by Colm McCarthy.

Adapted by M. R. Carey from his critically acclaimed novel The Girl With All The Gifts, the story centres on a scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future who embark on a journey of survival with a "special" young girl named Melanie. …

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