Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel’s ‘Momentum’ Gains Major Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer “Momentum” is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out.

Launching “Momentum” at Toronto, Spain’s Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia and two tough territories: Japan (Nikkatsu) and Spain (Second Gen).

Anton Ernst (“Out of Season”) is producing the action thriller via his Thaba Media label.

Co-starring Shea Whigham, “Momentum” marks the directorial debut of Stephen Campanelli, Clint Eastwood’s camera operator for the past 15 years.

Scandinavia, Italy and Germany are under negotiation.

Before Toronto, Moonrise licensed Andre Boissier’s Revolutionary Releases rights to the CIS, Eastern Europe and Turkey. Gulf Film closed the Middle East.

“We always knew that for an action film to get made we needed the blessing of the main markets where this type of product works so well,” said Moonrise’s Colette Aguilar. “We are delighted now that since launching the film at Toronto we’ve been able to pre-sell these territories to a great group of distributors.”

“Momentum” stars Kurylenko, who has signed for Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, “The Water Diviner,” as a wanted bank robber on the run from a death squad, led by Cassel’s character, after she stumbles across a key the assassins have to track down. Whigham limns her initial love interest.

Pre-production is set for Jan. 13, with principal photography slated for March 10 in South Africa.

More Biz

  • Variety Shari Redstone Les Moonves Illustration

    Can Leslie Moonves' Audacious Strategy Swing the Votes in CBS' Favor?

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer “Momentum” is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out. Launching “Momentum” at Toronto, Spain’s Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia and two tough territories: Japan (Nikkatsu) and Spain (Second Gen). Anton Ernst (“Out of Season”) is producing the […]

  • Kenichiro YoshidaSony's CEO unveils company's mid-term

    Sony Forecasts Drop in Midterm Profits but Boost for Pictures Division

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer “Momentum” is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out. Launching “Momentum” at Toronto, Spain’s Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia and two tough territories: Japan (Nikkatsu) and Spain (Second Gen). Anton Ernst (“Out of Season”) is producing the […]

  • EMI Music Publishing logo

    Sony to Buy Additional 60% Stake in EMI Music Publishing for $2.3 Billion

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer “Momentum” is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out. Launching “Momentum” at Toronto, Spain’s Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia and two tough territories: Japan (Nikkatsu) and Spain (Second Gen). Anton Ernst (“Out of Season”) is producing the […]

  • Comcast's Sky Bid Unlikely to Face

    Comcast Bid for Sky Unlikely to Face Same Regulatory Scrutiny as Fox Offer

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer “Momentum” is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out. Launching “Momentum” at Toronto, Spain’s Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia and two tough territories: Japan (Nikkatsu) and Spain (Second Gen). Anton Ernst (“Out of Season”) is producing the […]

  • Mila Kunis Seth Meyers Stacey Snider

    Mila Kunis, Seth Meyers, Stacey Snider and Others to Keynote Variety's Inaugural Path to Parity Women's Summit

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer “Momentum” is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out. Launching “Momentum” at Toronto, Spain’s Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia and two tough territories: Japan (Nikkatsu) and Spain (Second Gen). Anton Ernst (“Out of Season”) is producing the […]

  • Shonda Rhimes, Tyra Banks - TheSkimm

    TheSkimm Closes $12 Million Round With Shonda Rhimes, Tyra Banks Among Group of Women Investors

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer “Momentum” is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out. Launching “Momentum” at Toronto, Spain’s Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia and two tough territories: Japan (Nikkatsu) and Spain (Second Gen). Anton Ernst (“Out of Season”) is producing the […]

  • Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleThe wedding

    How Oprah, Ava DuVernay and Reese Witherspoon Celebrate the Royal Wedding

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer “Momentum” is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out. Launching “Momentum” at Toronto, Spain’s Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia and two tough territories: Japan (Nikkatsu) and Spain (Second Gen). Anton Ernst (“Out of Season”) is producing the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content