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Cannes: Elle Fanning-Naomi Watts Drama ‘Three Generations’ Sells to Weinstein

The Weinstein Co. has acquired U.S. rights to the drama “Three Generations,” starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.

TWC won the bidding at the Cannes Film Festival after buyers were shown a promo reel of the project, directed by Gaby Dellal. The deal is for a reported $6 million with a minimum 500-screen commitment.

Fanning plays a New York teenager seeking to transition from female to male. Watts portrays her mother, and Sarandon is her lesbian grandmother.

Producers are Big Beach’s Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf along with Dorothy Berwin. Big Beach also financed “Three Generations.”

ICM Partners reps Dellal and packaged the film. ICM Partners and CAA represented rights.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

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