The Weinstein Company has partnered with financing-production company Worldview Entertainment in a five-year deal.
Worldview is already co-financing four upcoming TWC films: “Tulip Fever,” starring Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan and Alicia Vikander; Simon Curtis’ “The Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds and two additional titles that will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival.
The deal calls for TWC to provide Worldview at least four domestic theatrical and ancillary distribution slots per year with P&A commitments. TWC will also act as sales agent on a number of Worldview films.
“We love working with Worldview, they are savvy about movies and the business of movies,” said TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein and chief operating officer David Glasser. “We greatly look forward to strategically joining forces with them and look forward to a long and prosperous business relationship.”
Worldview’s recent films include Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s dark comedy “Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone; Eli Roth’s horror thriller “The Green Inferno”; James Gray’s drama “The Immigrant,” starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner and David Gordon Green’s drama “Joe,” starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan.
Worldview’s “The Search,” directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Berenice Bejo and Annette Bening, will premiere in competition at Cannes. The company is also financing John Hillcoat’s crime thriller “Triple Nine,” starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie and Aaron Paul.
“Over the past several years we have developed a very strong, collaborative working relationship with Harvey and David,” said Worldview chairman/CEO Christopher Woodrow and chief operating officer Molly Conners. “We look forward to achieving great things together and working with The Weinstein Company for many years to come.”