CANNES: The Weinstein Co. Poised to Collect ‘The Coup’

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Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson-starring thriller snared after one-on-one auction.

CANNES: The Weinstein Company is entering into exclusive negotiations to acquire North American rights to flaming hot Cannes title “The Coup” after a bidding battle.

The company is understood to be paying some $5 million for the John Eric Dowdle-directed title, which stars Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson.

The Thailand-set thriller is financed by Bold Films. Rights in international markets are repped by Sierra/Affinity, while WME handled what turned into an auction for North American rights.

The sale process became a two horse race between TWC and Relativity Media after other bidders including Paramount and Open Road fell by the wayside.

Relativity finally dropped out after offering $6 million but haggling over backend, according to sources.

Sources say that TWC is also haggling over the backend but is confident that a deal will close tonight, May 17.

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  1. jhs39 says:

    This isn’t exactly good news if people in North America actually want to see the movie. Lately the Weinstein Company is mainly known for demanding edits and re-shoots, repeatedly delaying release dates and dumping movies in a handful of theaters on their way to home video. If you don’t live in a big city you can forget about seeing The Immigrant or The Railway Man in a theater and they delayed Snowpiercer for so long you can download a high definition copy or buy a legit Blu-ray from outside the US instead of seeing it in a theater here–not that most people would ever have the chance to see it in a theater here anyway.

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