Magazine article Screen International

Halle Berry's LA Riots Drama 'Kings' Sold into Europe

Magazine article Screen International

Halle Berry's LA Riots Drama 'Kings' Sold into Europe

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Oscar-nominated Deniz Gamze Erguven's Los Angeles riots drama Kings, which is set to star Halle Berry as a mother caught-up in the violence, has been drawing buyers for Insiders following its launch on the market at the start of Cannes.

The film has sold to the UK (Studiocanal), France (Ad Vitam), Italy (BIM), Spain (Vertigo)., Turkey (Fabula) and ex-Yugoslavia (Blitz).

Erguven's Kings is set against the 1992 Los Angeles riots, sparked by the use of excessive police force in the videotaped arrest and beating of taxi driver Rodney King.

It marks Erguven's English-language debut after her Turkish-language, Oscar-nominated Mustang.

Charles Gillibert who produced Mustang as well as Olivier Assayas's Personal Shopper is producing.

"All deals have been done at the asking price. The project has really caught the attention of top distributors and promises to be one of the star projects of next year. …

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