Key sales companies bring bushel of starry titles
FilmNation is already stirring buyer interest with the untitled Marc Lawrence romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei. … “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” duo Studiocanal and Working Title reteam on another English-language thriller from a literary source: Patricia Highsmith adaptation “Two Faces of January,” from “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “47 Ronin” writer Hossein Amini, who’s making his directorial debut. The pic stars Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac; Studiocanal is handling sales. … Pathe Intl. hits the market with the next pic from Sylvain Chomet (“The Triplettes of Belleville,” “The Illusionist”), live action drama “Attila Marcel.” … Arthouse mainstay Isabel Coixet returns to the EFM with “Yesterday Never Ends,” a relationship drama set against the background of Spain’s current economic crisis, being sold by Gaumont Intl. … Nadine de Barros makes her Berlin debut as Aldamisa president of international sales & acquistions with “Infinitely Polar Bear,” a comedy-drama from director Maya Forbes (“Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) with Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana; JJ Abrams is one of the producers.
The Solution Entertainment Group is selling Roger Donaldson’s CIA thriller “November Man,” with Pierce Brosnan and Dominic Cooper; it’s also preeming footage of two films: drama “Felony,” from Matthew Saville and starring Joel Edgerton, as well as romantic comedy “Two Night Stand” from a Black List script by Mark Hammer and starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton. Thriller “Grand Piano,” produced by Adrian Guerra and Rodrigo Cortes (“Buried”) and starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack, and “The Harbor,” a suspenser from Bobby Moresco (“Crash”), are also being sold by Solution.
Exclusive Media Intl. is repping Kennedy assassination film “Parkland” from helmer Peter Landesman and starring Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden and Zac Efron. It’s also got Eli Roth’s latest horror pic, “The Green Inferno,” for international. … Radiant Films Intl.’s coming-of-ager “As Cool As I Am” with Claire Danes will be making its market premiere screening. The sales company will also be selling family drama “Lullaby” from fine-artist-turned-filmmaker Andrew Levitas. The pic stars Garrett Hedlund, Amy Adams, Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson. “Decoding Annie Parker” with Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt and Aaron Paul is also on the Radiant slate.
Voltage Pictures reps romantic thriller “A Girl and a Gun” with Anthony Mackie and Megan Fox; and Fred Schepisi’s romantic drama “Words and Pictures” with Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. … The Exchange hits the Potsdamer Platz with Sundance buzz pic “The Spectacular Now,” starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, which sold to upstart distrib A24 for the U.S. … Ealing Metro Intl. will be selling actioner “Last Man Out” starring Brosnan, while Hyde Park Intl. reps comedy “A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle” with Joel McHale and Robin Williams. Berlin will see a pair of queens up for sale: “Queen of the Desert” repped by Sierra/Affinity with helmer Werner Herzog attached, and Atom Egoyan’s “Queen of the Night,” being sold by Entertainment One Intl., starring Ryan Reynolds.
Dreamcatchers comes to Berlin with political thriller “Oliver’s Deal,” starring Edward Burns, and sci-fi thriller “Prodigious,” starring James McAvoy and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Mama”). … Content picked up international rights on Sundance player “Concussion,” while Inferno is selling another Sundance buzz pic, “Kill Your Darlings.” Celluloid Nightmares is peddling “Parts Per Billion” and IM Global has international on “Hateship Friendship.” … QED Intl. has two Sundance titles, “Toy’s House” and Drake Doremus’ “Breathe In”. … Making its European bow in Berlin’s Panorama, doc “State 194” from helmer Dan Setton is repped internationally by Cinephil.
Carey Fitzgerald’s High Point Media Group is betting on bittersweet comedy “Having You,” with Romola Garai and Anna Friel, directed by Sam Hoare.