Magazine article Screen International

The Weinstein Company Acquires 'Hampstead'

Magazine article Screen International

The Weinstein Company Acquires 'Hampstead'

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The Weinstein Company has moved on North American rights to the Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson romance in a deal with Cornerstone Films.

Joel Hopkins directs Hampstead from a screenplay by Robert Festinger about an American widow who falls for the inhabitant of a hut on London's Hampstead Heath that is under siege by property developers. James Norton also stars.

Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films are producing the feature, which is financed by Motion Picture Capital and Silver Reel. TWC acquired the film after watching a promo reel.

TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said the film was "a great example of the power we all can have when we stand up for our beliefs and fight for the people and things we care most about, something that is especially important these days. …

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