Germany’s SquareOne Nabs Pix Starring Robert Pattinson, Keanu Reeves, Dustin Hoffman

SquareOne Distribution Grabs Star studded Movies

MUNICH — Leading German distrib SquareOne Entertainment, which is headed by Al Munteanu, has nabbed all German-speaking rights to several high-profile pics, including films starring Robert Pattinson, Keanu Reeves, Dustin Hoffman and Kit Harington.

Pattinson starrer “Life,” which is in post, was acquired from FilmNation Entertainment. Anton Corbijn (“Control”) helms the pic, which also stars Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby”). Producers are Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, who won an Oscar with “The King’s Speech,” and Christina Piovesan.

Pic chronicles the friendship that ensued when the strait-laced Dennis Stock embarked on a road trip with James Dean in 1955 for a Life magazine commission.

Reeves starrer “Knock Knock,” which is filming in Chile, was acquired from Voltage Pictures. Eli Roth’s pic, which also stars Lorenza Izzo (“The Green Inferno”) and Ana de Armas (“Hands of Stone”), tells the story of two beautiful young women who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man (Reeves), where they seduce him and wreak havoc on his perfect life.

“Boychoir,” which stars Hoffman and Kathy Bates, was acquired from Embankment Films. The pic, which is in post, also stars Debra Winger (“Lola Versus”), Josh Lucas (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), Eddie Izzard (“Ocean’s Thirteen”) and Kevin McHale (“Glee”).

Francois Girard (“The Red Violin”) directs, and Judy Cairo (“Crazy Heart”), Carol Baum (“The Good Girl”) and Jane Goldenring (“$5 a Day”) produces.

Set in a school fashioned after the American Boychoir School in Princeton, N.Y., the film revolves around a troubled young man who joins a boy choir overseen by a demanding choir master (Hoffman), who recognizes a unique talent in the boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.

“Spooks: The Greater Good,” now in post, was acquired from Altitude Film Sales. Bharat Nalluri’s pic stars Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Peter Firth (“MI5”) and Jennifer Ehle (“Zero Dark Thirty”).

Producers are Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, and Ollie Madden for Shine Pictures.

When terrorist Adam Qasim escapes from the custody of British intelligence service MI5 during a routine handover, head of counter-terrorism Harry Pearce (Firth) is blamed. Soon after, Harry disappears, leaving his protege Will Crombie (Harington) tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms.

“Cannes this year was an exceptionally competitive market so we couldn’t be happier to come away with some of the strongest titles on offer,” said Munteanu. “We strive to release our films with the best campaign possible to maximize their potential. This carefully planned bespoke strategy is reflecting on our ability to secure the best movies available in the marketplace.”

All films are slated to be theatrically released in 2015.

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  1. boo says:

    Good Robert Pattinson news will keep me tuned into Variety.
    Thanks

  2. Joyce James says:

    It is indeed sad that someone (Dela) who doesn`t like an actor would follow and comment negatively on all articles related to him. This article is not about Kristen Stewart and she’s done nothing for Robert regardless of what Dela thinks.

  3. ROBERT PATTINSON WILL BE UP FOR AN ACADEMEY AWARD FOR THIS ROLE AS DENIS STOCK- HE ALSO WOULD HAVE MADE A GREAT JAMES DEAN . MOVIE LIFE WILL DO BIG BOX OFFICE. GREAT CAST.INTERESTING DIRECTOR,AND GREAT STORY
    THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO ROBERT PATTINSON THAN HIS LOOKS. I EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM ROBERT PATTINSON. I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING HIS CAREER AND SEE THAT HE HAS SET GOALS FOR HIMSELF TO BE THE BEST HE CAN BE.WISH HIM LUCK WITH HIS FUTURE FILMS. LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM ALL.

    • Dela says:

      He is so great that everything he has done since and before Twilight has bombed. He is not a great actor but like so many in Hollywood ….just mediocor . Maybe in time but not now……and at this rate he will be past history once he ages more and goes bald. His drinking will get the better of him. To think I once thought he was on the road to greatness. He had better save his millions that we the public paid because his poor days are about o return. This time he won’t have Stewart to help him.

  4. Dela says:

    Who cares….he is history!

  5. ayeshapattinson says:

    great news ROBERT PATTINSON is the best actor and also handsome and good looks .

  6. joyce kelley says:

    This is great.
    Rob Pattinson is an incredibly good actor.
    I like Keanu Reeves , too.

    • Dela says:

      He is so great an actor that everything he does bombs and tanks. His only claim to fame is Twilight and Potter. He had his big shot and blew it. No Kristen to back him up now. He is on his own now.

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