Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired rights for key international territories to a pair of QED International projects — “Term Life,” starring Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld, and “The Family Fang,” starring Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman.
The deals are among the largest so far at the American Film Market.
“Term Life,” directed by Peter Billingsley from a script by Andy Lieberman, is produced and financed by QED and Worldview Entertainment. Producers are Vince Vaughn, Victoria Vaughn and Micah Mason of Wild West Picture Show Productions, QED’s Bill Block and Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners.
Vaughn will portray a man who’s being hunted by a ruthless mob and takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter. SPWA has acquired Latin America, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe for “Term Life,” which will shoot next year. Universal is handling the U.S. release.
Bateman is directing “The Family Fang” from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on a novel by Kevin Wilson. Olympus Pictures’ Leslie Urdang and Dean Vanech will produce with Blossom Films partners Kidman and Per Saari, Aggregate Films partners Bateman and Jim Garavente, and QED’s Bill Block. QED will finance.
“The Family Fang” will begin shooting next year. The story centers on two siblings who grew up in a performance artist family and learn the hard way about the difference between real life and art when their parents inexplicably disappear.
SPWA’s key territories for “The Family Fang” include the UK, France, Australia, Latin America and Scandinavia.