Co. pacts with Original Voices, MPCA, Lightmotiv
CANNES — Germany’s 2K Media is developing a slate of new pics with David Kirkpatrick’s Original Voices, Brad Krevoy’s MPCA and Roland Joffe’s Lightmotiv, in which 2K holds majority stakes.From their Munich and L.A. offices, the 2K partners are developing a raft of high-profile projects. Kirkpatrick is in pre-production on the $10 million-budgeted “Mini’s First Time.” The dark comedy, about a teenage girl and her nefarious stepfather, was penned by Nick Guthe, who makes his directorial debut on the pic. Other Kirkpatrick projects include “Every Seven Minutes,” to be directed by Chris Koch (“Snow Days”). The pic doesn’t yet have financing in place, but supermodel Heidi Klum is attached to play, natch, a supermodel. Tim Geary has been cast as a teenager who falls in love with Klum’s character and gets more than he bargained for. Amy Smart and John Abrahams also are attached. MCPA has the $20 million “Boat Trip: Cruisin,’ ” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Krevoy’s “Joe & Max” stars Til Schweiger, Leonard Roberts and Peter Wilson in a pic that follows the relationship between boxers Max Schmeling and Joe Louis during the 1930s. Krevoy also is developing a package of genre pics in the $3 million-$4 million budget range, with Joseph Conti set to direct. Joffe currently has three features in development: small-town drama “Winter Population,” “Amsterdam” and “An Afternoon at the Contessa’s.” Kirkpatrick said, “(2K Media founder Hans) Peter Kaufmann’s point of view was to reach out to content providers in the U.S. and build up entertainment material that travels worldwide, and not just from a German perspective. He’s set up a model that is similar to the early Polygram where, in order to ensure that product is eclectic, (2K) has a number of content providers.”
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