'70s-set 'Pluto' pic to go international
NEW YORK — Sony Pictures Classics has sealed a multi-territory deal to gobble up rights to Neil Jordan’s latest feature “Breakfast on Pluto” in North America, Latin America, Germany and South Africa.
Pic, starring Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson and Bryan Ferry, was sold off by Pathe Pictures Intl.
“Pluto” is the ’70s-set tale of Patrick Braden (Murphy), a young man who escapes from his foster home in small-town Ireland after being abandoned as a child.
Jordan adapted the screenplay from the 1998 Booker-shortlisted novel by Patrick McCabe. McCabe’s “The Butcher Boy” was previously a source for another Jordan big-screen adaptation.
“Pluto” was produced by Alan Moloney and Stephen Woolley through the Parallel Films and Number 9 Films shingles.
Pathe is already distribbing in the U.K. and France, and its sales arm is repping world rights.
Deal was brokered for Pathe by deputy managing director Cameron McCracken and Pathe Pictures International topper Alison Thompson, with attorney Bob Darwell.
SPC was repped by co-heads Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, with execs Dylan Leiner and Diane Buck.
Deal marks the first Jordan pic distribbed through SPC.