AFM: Buzz Titles for Sale

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Here are some of the hottest properties on the line-up as the American Film Market kicks off.

Carrie Pilby
Director: Susan Johnson
Producers: Suzanne Farwell, Susan Cartsonis, Susan Johnson
Cast: Bel Powley, Tom Wilkinson
Synopsis: An extraordinarily intelligent young woman who graduated Harvard at 18 strives to find love and happiness in New York with the help of a seemingly simple checklist.
Sales: ICM Partners and UTA (domestic); Radiant Films (international)

The Discovery
Director: Charlie McDowell
Producers: Alex Orlovsky, James D. Stern
Cast: Rooney Mara, Nicholas Hoult
Synopsis: Love story set in a world where the existence of the afterlife is scientifically proven.
Sales: ICM Partners (domestic); Protagonist (international)

The Divergent Series: Ascendant
Director: Robert Schwentke
Producers: Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shahbazian
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James
Synopsis: The climactic final chapter in the blockbuster franchise
Sales: Summit

Emergence
Director: Andre Ovredal
Producers: Alex Francis, Chris Brown, Jim Duggan
Synopsis: A mining crew encounters a dangerous life form while working on a distant moon.
Sales: XYZ Films

Friend Request
Director: Simon Verhoeven
Producers: Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Mosely, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan
Synopsis: When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence.
Sales: The Exchange

Geezer
Director: Lee Kirk
Starring: Billie Joe Armstrong, Selma Blair, Judy Greer, Fred Armisen, Chris Messina
Producers: Tim Perell, Alex A. Ginzburg, Tony Lee
Synopsis: A former punk rocker throws an extravagant 40th birthday party to relive his storied past.
Sales: Gersh (domestic); Hyde Park Intl. (international)

Imperium
Director: Daniel Ragussis
Producers: Ty Walker, Dennis Lee, Simon Taufique
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette
Synopsis: FBI agent goes undercover and joins a white supremacist group in order to expose a plot to create a dirty bomb. Based on a true story.
Sales: Green Light Intl.

Midnight Sun
Director: Scott Speer
Producers: John Rickard, Zack Schiller, Jen Gatien
Cast: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle
Synopsis: A young woman with a life-threatening sensitivity to ultraviolet rays falls in love but hides her condition as they spend summer nights together.
Sales: Mister Smith Entertainment

Tallulah
Director: Sian Heder
Producers: Heather Rae, Russell Levine, Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus, Todd Traina
Cast: Ellen Page, Allison Janney
Synopsis: Free spirit Tallulah sets off a chain of events that transforms the lives of three very different women.
Sales: ICM Partners (domestic); Good Universe (international)

Truth in Advertising
Director: Roger Michell
Producers: Lynn Hendee, William Chartoff, Myles Nestel
Cast: Ryan Reynolds
Synopsis: An ad exec wonders why everyone else is moving forward with their lives while he is stuck in neutral.
Sales: The Solution Entertainment Group

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