Magazine article Screen International

Moviehouse Boosts Cannes Slate with 'A War Story' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Moviehouse Boosts Cannes Slate with 'A War Story' (Exclusive)

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John Laing’s film follows journalist Peter Arnett in his pursuit of an interview with the then little-known Osama bin Laden.

‘A War Story’

UK outfit Moviehouse Entertainment has added New Zealand drama A War Story to its Cannes sales slate.

Directed by John Laing and produced by James Heyward and Chris Hampson, the film stars John Leigh (The Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers) as Pulitzer Prize-winning CNN reporter Peter Arnett, who embarks on a life-defining pursuit for an interview with the then little-known Osama bin Laden.

The deal was negotiated by A War Story executive producer Grant Bradley, who commented: “We have been wanting to work with Moviehouse for some time and have been waiting for the right project. We are thrilled that they feel as passionate about the film as we do.”

On the sales side, Moviehouse has also inked a further deal on Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake, with Rialto Distribution for Australia and New Zealand. The film had its release in the UK via Entertainment One in April this year and has grossed more than £400,000 to date.

Rialto has also picked up the company’s drama Rose, starring Cybill Shepherd and James Brolin. The film has also now gone to Wing Sight for China and Cinesky for airlines. …

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