FilmNation launches sales on J.C. Chandor pic
Lionsgate has picked up U.S. rights to Robert Redford starrer “All Is Lost,” which Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment is selling at the Berlinale.Pic, which is the next feature from “Margin Call” writer/helmer J.C. Chandor, is a man versus nature drama that takes place on the water. Story is set entirely at sea and has just one cast member. Before The Door Pictures’ Neal Dodson and Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman are set to produce the pic with Justin Nappi from Treehouse Pictures, who are fully financing the project. Before The Door will also produce with Anna Gerb and Joshua Blum from Washington Square Films, who were their partners on “Margin Call.” Before The Door’s Zachary Quinto and Corey Moosa, Cassian Elwes, Laura Rister and Treehouse’s Kevin Turen will exec produce. Pic is skedded to lense this summer in Mexico. Elwes and Rister negotiated the financing deals on behalf of the film, along with Alexis Garcia from WME. Redford is repped by lawyer Barry Tyerman and CAA, while Chandor is repped by Rob Carlson and Simon Faber at WME. FilmNation has a hefty slate going into the EFM this year: the outfit are pre-selling Steven Soderbergh’s “Bitter Pill,” toplining Rooney Mara, and Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man,” toplining Philip Seymour Hoffman.