Lions Gate controls U.S. release as rights sell o'seas

Kevin Spacey’s Bobby Darin biopic “Beyond the Sea” has been sold to Gaga in Japan and Pictorian Pictures in Germany.

Deals were struck by sales outfit Element X. Pic, which Spacey directed and stars in as ’60s singing legend Darin, is scheduled for a year-end U.S. release via Lions Gate.

German distribution will go via Solo Film. Element X also has sealed deals with Scanbox in Scandinavia, Cinema in South Korea, Lusomundo in Portugal, Audio Visual in Greece, Jaguar Films in the Middle East, PRA Films in Turkey and Airmovies for world airlines. Entertainment has the U.K. rights.

“Beyond the Sea” was co-produced by Andy Paterson and Jan Fantl. It co-stars Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn and Greta Scacchi.

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