Magazine article Screen International

MRC's $40M Deal for Daniel Craig, Rian Johnson Package Lights Up Toronto Market

Magazine article Screen International

MRC's $40M Deal for Daniel Craig, Rian Johnson Package Lights Up Toronto Market

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Elsewhere, SPC near deal for Stan & Ollie.

A $40m-plus commitment by Media Rights Capital (MRC) to the Daniel Craig-Rian Johnson murder mystery package Knives Out lit a fire under Toronto last night as several other titles were in play.

Daniel Craig / Rian Johnson

MRC has come on board to finance the spy project that Johnson, producer Ram Bergman and Craig are preparing to shoot in November. CAA Media Finance brokered the deal and MRC will begin talks with distributors in the weeks ahead.

Meanwhile SPC was understood to be nearing a deal with CAA and Sierra/Affinity for the US, Latin America and select territories on BFI London Film Festival closing night selection Stan & Ollie, which screened out of the festival last week, and a number of traditional distributors and streaming platforms were pursuing Thursday night premiere Greta starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz. …

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