Paramount takes ‘Dean Spanley’

Major takes Oz, N.Z. rights

LONDON — Paramount Pictures has taken Australian and New Zealand rights to “Dean Spanley,” which stars Peter O’Toole, Sam Neill and Jeremy Northam.

Kiwi helmer Toa Fraser directs the drama, which is set in England at the start of the last century, about a father and son and their encounters with an eccentric stranger.

Cast for the pic also includes Aussie thesp Bryan Brown.

Alan Sharp (“Rob Roy”) penned the screenplay.

Producers are Matthew Metcalfe of General Film Corporation and Alan Harris of Atlantic Film Productions. Executive producers are David Parfitt (“Shakespeare in Love”) and Finola Dwyer (“Backbeat”).

The production, which shoots in East England, is financed by Aramid Capital Partners, the NZ Film Production Fund, the NZ Film Commission, Lipsync Productions and regional screen agency Screen East.

International sales are being handled by NZ Film.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading