George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Sells Around the World

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Alex Walton’s sales, production and financing outfit Bloom has sold George Clooney’s black comedy “Suburbicon,” which stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, around the world.

The movie, which was written by Joel and Ethan Coen, is produced by Joel Silver, Clooney, Grant Heslov and Teddy Schwarzman, and is expected to begin shooting this October in Los Angeles. Paramount Pictures acquired U.S. distribution rights two days ago.

The movie has now been sold to U.K (eOne); Germany (Tele Muenchen/Concorde); Spain (Tri-Pictures); Italy (Leone Films); Latin America (Sun Distribution); Canada (Elevation); Greece (Odeon); Hong Kong, (Bravos); Scandinavia (MisLabel); Romania (Odeon); Turkey (Bir); Korea (Woosung); Japan (Tohokushinka Film Corporation); India (PVR); Taiwan (Filmware); Czech Republic (AQS); Poland (Monolith); Australia (Roadshow); former Yugoslavia (Blitz); and Middle East (Salim Ramia).

Walton commented: “We’ve had an overwhelming response to ‘Suburbicon’ at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, drumming up worthy international attention thanks to its stellar cast and production team. We’ve worked relentlessly alongside George and the producers to meet with buyers at the market, triggering early responses to one of 2016’s most exciting titles.”

The film centers on the Lodge family, who live in a suburban community of smiling young families nestled in the heart of Middle America. Their lives are turned upside down when a home invasion gone wrong is responsible for the shocking death of little Nicky Lodge’s mother. An unlikely and highly suspicious series of events consumes the Lodge household as the family descends deeper into a web of betrayal, adultery and blackmail.

Clooney’s directing credits include “Monuments Men,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Good Night and Good Luck.”

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  1. Georgia says:

    It didn’t say Clooney is directing. The possessive is “Suburbicon” is “George Clooney’s black comedy” .

    According to this, Clooney is ONE of the producers who pushed it “relentlessly” and sold it on the strength of cast, Julianne Moore and Matt Damon, and production team (Clooney’s not in it)

    It shoots in October. The director is not named.

    Unlike the names of the writers, (Coen Brothers) the cast and producers, George Clooney is not named as director.

    The list of his previous directing credits has no bearing on this film – at all.

  2. ganderman1 says:

    Journalist Leo Barraclough: are we meant to assume that Mr. Clooney is directing this film, based on the possessive in the first paragraph and the credits listed in the final paragraph?

  3. Verdad gracios says:

    George on film….remember that song in the 80’s girls on film ….you loved that Tutti Frutti Nuddi. A banana Huh? Only you’d put up a banana your own arse. Loved that pig of your’s Maxx.Huh?

  4. kenfurman46 says:

    Sounds like a Coen-bomb! Will make Hail Caesar look like a mega hit. Other than their early films both the Coens and Clooney have not been funny for a decade. Good luck you poor buyers.

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