Magazine article Screen International

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

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IM Global handles international sales on upcoming Toronto premiere.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America, Eastern Europe, Germany and Asia pay-TV toPaul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool.

The film stars Annette Bening and Jamie Bell and will premiere next month in Toronto as a gala presentation.

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool.

What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Julie Walters, and Vanessa Redgrave also star in the drama. …

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