Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has virtually sold out the world on Steven Soderbergh’s newest pic “Bitter Pill” at the European Film Market.
Pic has sold to eOne for U.K. and Canada, ARP for Gaul, Senator Entertainment in Germany and Aurum in Spain.
“Bitter Pill,” which toplines Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta Jones, has proven to be one of the hottest titles at the market this year.
Other sales for the pic have gone to Australia (Roadshow), Eastern Europe (Revolutionary Releasing), CIS (Top Film), Benelux (Independent), Iceland (Sam Films), Israel (LEV Cinemas), Portugal (Lusomundo Audiovisuals) and Scandinavia (Svensk Filmindustri).
Additional sales have gone to Switzerland (Elite Film), Turkey (Aqua Group), Latin America (Sun Distribution Group), India and Pakistan (Tanweer Films), Indonesia (PT Amero), South Korea (Noori) and South Africa (Ster Kinekor).
Scott Z. Burns penned the script, which revolves around a young woman who is taking large amounts of prescription drugs to deal with anxiety and depression surrounding her husband’s upcoming release from prison.
Open Road will distribute the project in the U.S. while Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Gregory Jacobs produce. Pic is financed by Endgame and 1984 Private Defense Contractors and is skedded to begin lensing in April 2012.
FilmNation has concluded a raft of deals on its lineup: Outfit has nearly sold out on many of its projects including J.C. Chandor’s Robert Redford starrer “All is Lost,” which went to Universal for Blighty, Gaul, Italy, Spain, Eastern Europe, Benelux and Scandinavia and has also reported brisk sales on Eli Roth’s “Aftershock.”
Earlier in the market, its Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s starrer “A Most Wanted Man” was picked up by Alliance Films’s U.K. arm Momentum Pictures.