Magazine article Screen International

KKR-Backed Group Acquires ‘Hustlers’ for Germany, Austria

Magazine article Screen International

KKR-Backed Group Acquires ‘Hustlers’ for Germany, Austria

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Lorene Scafaris’s TIFF hit stars Jennifer Lopez.

Fred Kogel’s still-unnamed media group has secured an all-rights deal for Toronto title Hustlers for Germany and Austria.

STXfilms is handling world sales and US release on the crime caper, which stars Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu as former strippers who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

It marks the third major acquisition for the German group, led by Kogel, which was formed by the merger of KKR-acquired indie distributors Universum and Tele-Munchen Group as well as production companies Wiedemann & Berg Film and i&u TV.

The other two titles include Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out, which Kogel’s outfit picked up following its TIFF premiere, and Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi Moonfall, which the group picked up in Cannes for the German-speaking market. …

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