Magazine article Screen International

Sierra / Affinity Scores Prestige Cannes Sales

Magazine article Screen International

Sierra / Affinity Scores Prestige Cannes Sales

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Molly's Game from The Mark Gordon Company and eOne will mark the feature directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin and will star Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

Deals closed for Germany (Square One), Latin America (Sun Distribution), France (SND Groupe M6), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Italy (Rai Cinemas), the Middle East (Eagle Films Middle East), Japan (Kino Films), South Korea (Main Title), Portugal (NOS Audiovisuals), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor), Taiwan (CaiChang International), India (Estars), and CIS, Bulgaria, Czech/Slovak, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania (Freeman Film Trade & Finance).

Rights went in Malaysia (MM2 Entertainment Malaysia), Iceland (Myndform), Hong Kong (Sundream), Greece and Turkey (Tanweer), Israel (United King) and the Philippines (Viva Communications).

eOne will distribute directly in the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Benelux and Spain. STX Entertainment paid approximately $9m for US and China rights in Cannes.

eOne and Endurance Media's action comedy Villa Capri to star Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones went to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for Scandinavia, Latin America, Bulgaria, Czech/Slovak, former Yugoslavia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Poland, Romania, and Turkey.

Deals closed for Germany (Wild Bunch), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor), Hong Kong (Sundream), Portugal (NOS Audiovisuals), Taiwan (CaiChang International), India (Estars), Malaysia (MM2 Entertainment Malaysia), Israel (United King), Vietnam (Noori Pictures), and Baltics (Acme Film).

eOne will distribute directly in the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Benelux and Spain, while Broad Green handles US distribution.

Phillip Noyce thriller Above Suspicion stars Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke, has gone to Latin America (Gussi), South Korea (Main Title), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Taiwan (CaiChang International), Middle East (Eagle Films Middle East), Portugal (NOS Audiovisuals), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Group), and South Africa (Ster-Kinekor).

Rights went to Hong Kong (Sundream), Malaysia (MM2 Entertainment Malaysia), Indonesia (Feat Pictures), the Philippines (Pioneer), India (Estars), Greece and Turkey (Tanweer), Israel (United King), and Iceland (Myndform). Captive Entertainment acquired airline rights.

K5 Media Group's upcoming Andrew Niccol sci-fiAnon to starClive Owen and Amanda Seyfried went to France (TF1), Germany and Switzerland (Koch Media), Latin America (Gussi), Italy (Eagle Pictures), Japan (Culture Convenience Club), South Korea (Unicon Media), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor), Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia (Blitz Film & Video) and Portugal (NOS Audiovisuals).

Deals closed in India (Estars), Indonesia (Feat Pictures), Taiwan (Lots Home Entertainment), Iceland (Myndform), Vietnam (Noori Picture), the Philippines (Pioneer), Greece and Turkey (Tanweer), and Israel (United King). …

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