Distrib Eurocine will paint Spain ‘Black’

Spanish co. also picks up 'Chromophobia'

Spanish distributor Eurocine Films has picked up all rights in Spain to Oliver Parker’s thriller “Fade to Black,” sold by the U.K.’s Odyssey Entertainment.

Parker (“The Importance of Being Earnest”) wrote and helmed the pic, which stars Christopher Walken, Spanish actress Paz Vega (“10 Items or Less”), Danny Huston (“The Aviator”) and Diego Luna (“The Terminal”).

Based on a novel by Italian Davide Ferrario, “Fade to Black” fictionalizes Orson Welles’ visit to Rome in 1948 after the breakup of his marriage to Rita Hayworth.

Eurocine has also taken all Spanish rights to London-set dramedy “Chromophobia,” the soph feature from writer-helmer Martha Fiennes. Penelope Cruz, Ben Chaplin, Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas star.

Closing last year’s Cannes Festival, “Chromophobia” was sold by France’s Quinta Communications.

Under prexy Francisco Giro and acquisitions head Mark Holdom, Eurocine Films is stepping up acquisitions and has entered film production.

Based in Catalonia, the company will distribute 40 titles theatrically this year, nearly 50 in DVD rental and around 160 in DVD sell-through.

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