Magnolia will release Willem Dafoe pic in U.S.

Entertainment One has gotten off to a robust start at this year’s AFM, selling Willem Dafoe starrer “The Hunter” and French Canadian laffer “Starbuck” in several major territories.

“The Hunter” sold to Films Distribution in France, Lev Cinema for Israel, Atlantic for Scandinavia and to Jaguar for airline rights.

Company has also inked deals for “Starbuck” in Japan through Klockworx and Comstock and major airlines through Cinesky.

Other territories sold include Benelux (Imagine), France (Diaphana), Spain (Vertigo/Wildbunch), Israel (Nachshon), and Switzerland, Germany and Austria to Ascot Elite.

Psychological drama “The Hunter,” directed by Daniel Nettheim, preemed at Toronto this year before Magnolia acquired U.S. distribution rights. Pic centers around a mercenary who must track down the rare Tasmanian tiger. Pic sold at Toronto to territories including Japan, Germany, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria/Romania.

Quebecois comedy “Starbuck” centers around a man who discovers he’s the biological father of 533 children. EOne is distributing in Australia and Canada.

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