CANNES — GreeneStreet Films Intl. has hit the Croisette running by picking up all overseas rights to Prospect Pictures’ “Barry Munday,” starring Luke Wilson and Emily Mortimer.
“It’s a pivotal moment in the history of our company,” said company co-founder John Penotti. “We have been stepping up the levels of cast and budgets. We now have a very eclectic slate of titles, and a consistent pipeline of high-profile pictures with stars.”
“Munday” — based on Frank Turner Hollon’s novel “Life Is a Strange Place” — also stars Colin Hanks and Jennifer Coolidge in the tale of an incorrigible womanizer (Wilson) who finds himself impotent and is subsequently slapped with a paternity suit, offering a last chance at becoming a dad. Pic is from writer-helmer Chris D’Arienzo.
Prospect partners Marcos Siega, Matt Weaver and Carl Levin are producing “Barry.” Rosanne Korenberg is exec producer.
GreeneStreet’s Gotham-based production banner has also just added Lindsay Lohan to its Aaron Eckhart-starrer “Bill”; Elizabeth Banks is in final talks to join.
Pic, which is in production, follows Eckhart as a man going through a mid-life crisis whose wife has a fling with a local newscaster that’s broadcast over the Internet.
GreeneStreet’s Russell Crowe-starrer “Tenderness” has also tapped more cast: Jon Foster (“Door in the Floor”) and Sophie Traub (“Daltry Calhoun”). Pic by John Polson (“Hide and Seek”) starts lensing May 22, and follows Foster as a violent teen whose life intertwines with a 16-year old runaway (Traub). Crowe plays a cop who sets out to unravel Foster’s complicated past.
GreeneStreet is also expected to shortly close a domestic distribution deal on its thriller “Slow Burn,” starring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, Mekhi Phifer and Taye Diggs.
Unit’s international division — which is also repping Majid Majidi’s “The Willow Tree” in Cannes — is headed by former Alliance Atlantis exec Ariel Veneziano.