Magazine article Screen International

IFC Scores North American Deal on 'Pele'

Magazine article Screen International

IFC Scores North American Deal on 'Pele'

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Michael and Jeffrey Zimbalist wrote and directed the biopic about the legendary Brazilian footballer and World Cup winner and Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures produced. IFC will release in 2016.

Vincent D'Onofrio stars alongside Brazilian musician Seu Jorge, rising Mexican star Diego Boneta and Colm Meaney Rodrigo Santoro. Additional cast includes local talents Mariana Nunes, Milton Gonçalves, Rafael Henrique, Marcus Vinicius, Julio Levy, Thelmo Fernandes, Felipe Simas, Charles Myara, Jerome Franz and Roger Haag.

Bloom handles international sales and has concluded deals in the UK (Signature), France (Wild Bunch), Greece (Odeon), Italy, (M2), Portugal (Lusomundo), Spain (Flins y Piniculas), Hong Kong (intercontinental), Iceland (Sam Film), Indonesia (PT Amero) and Israel (United King).

Rights have also gone in Japan (Asmik Ace), the Middle East (Front Row), the Philippines (PT Parkit), SouthEastern Asia Television (Star/Fox), South Africa (Times Media), Turkey (Italia) and planes and ships (Jaguar). …

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