Company locks on to international sales for pic
Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures has locked a clutch of international sales for Rob Reiner’s “The Magic of Belle Isle.”Pic, which was picked up this week by Magnolia in the U.S., has sold to Germany (ARD), Spain (DeaPlaneta), Canada (VVS Films), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Latin America (Imagem) and Israel (Forum). The comedy has also sold to the Middle East (Gulf), Scandinavia (Mislabel), Poland (Monolith), Romania and Bulgaria (New Films), Benelux (Paradiso), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Taiwan (Studio Solutions Group) and India (Tanweer Group Dubai). Pic, which toplines Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen, is currently in post production. It follows a formerly famous writer who attempts to recover the talent that had originally made him a big name in a small rural town. In the process, he helps a young girl discover her imagination and helps her mother find love once again. Voltage will also be pushing sales on its slate, which includes Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson starrer “Empire State” and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut toplining Scarlett Johansson.