Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Emily Blunt, Rachel Weisz, Nicole Kidman Titles Head to Middle East

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Emily Blunt, Rachel Weisz, Nicole Kidman Titles Head to Middle East

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Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has finalised a raftof Cannes deals with Embankment, HanWay, Protagonist, CMG, Visit Films and Fox International Productions.

As announced during Cannes, Front Row also picked up Jacques Audiard's Cannes Palme d'Or winner Dheepan from Celluloid Dreams.

Front Row continued a long-standing relationship by securing deals across Protagonist's slate including Pete Travis' Middle East-set action-drama Snatchback, which is set to star and be produced by Rachel Weisz, heavy-metal drama Lords of Chaos and Taika Waititi's comedy Hunt For The Wilderpeople.

From HanWay Films, Front Row secured John Cameron Mitchell's Romeo and Juliet-style alien punk story How To Talk To Girls At Parties, set to star Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas, Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson; family-adventure film Swallows and Amazons with Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald; and Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour's Mary Shelley drama A Storm In Our Stars, with Douglas Booth and Elle Fanning. …

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