Distrib will release adaptation on June 8
Colm Meaney, had its world premiere at last month’s Berlin International Film Festival. Donnellan and Ormerod direct from a script by Rachel Bennette. Uberto Pasolini (“The Full Monty”) produced the film, which was exec produced by Simon Fuller (“American Idol”) of XIX Entertainment. “‘Bel Ami’ is a well-crafted, appealing film with a terrific ensemble cast,” said Magnolia prexy Eamonn Bowles. “We think it’s a great fit for our Ultra VOD program.” Deal was negotiated for Magnolia by senior VP of acquisitions Dori Begley and head of business affairs Chris Matson, along with SPWA’s exec VP of business affairs Michael Helfand and VP of acquisitions and distribution Tana Evans.