Universal Picks Up Kristen Stewart’s ‘Personal Shopper’ in Multiple Territories

Universal Takes Kristen Stewart's 'Personal Shopper'

LONDON — Universal Pictures will distribute Olivier Assayas’ metaphysical Paris-set thriller and Palme d’Or contender “Personal Shopper,” starring Kristen Stewart, in multiple international territories.

Scandinavia, Latin America and Eastern Europe are among the regions where Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group will distribute the film next year. It will be made available in movie theaters, on DVD, via digital download and TV.

“Personal Shopper” was one of the most buzzed-about titles in Cannes competition this year. It marks Stewart’s second collaboration with Assayas after “Clouds of Sils Maria,” for which she became the first U.S. actress to win a prestigious French Cesar award for her performance as a personal assistant to a famous actress, played by Juliette Binoche.

Their second work together carries on the assistant theme with Stewart playing Maureen, a young American woman in Paris, who makes her living as the personal shopper for a celebrity. In the backdrop, Maureen starts to suspect she may possess psychic powers like those of her recently deceased brother when she starts receiving messages from an ambiguous source.

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  1. macd says:

    IFC also killed Jacqueline Bisset’s long-overdue first Oscar nom (and win) when, after acquiring distribution rights to “Welcome to New York” (with Gerard Depardieu) and announcing the movie’s theatrical U.S. release date, changed its mind at the last minute and instead dumped the movie on VOD. The luminous Ms. Bisset wanted very much to promote the movie via the customary TV-talk-show and print interview route, but IFC bluntly told her to forget it.
    Why on earth does IFC continue to pick up outstanding independent and foreign films and then sabotage their boxoffice prospects by refusing to support them with even minimal publicity and advertising?

  2. jes says:

    I see this film will be send abroad and not in theaters in the US, only on dvd. That’s about right for her films.

  3. diana says:

    @IFC you need to listen to the fans and movie critics. Do something about your distribution strategy and techniques and make sure that this film is seen nationwide. Learn from the mistakes you made with Clouds of Sils Maria.

  4. Good to hear that! IFC will surely neglect it like it did with Clouds of Sils Maria…

    • Ben says:

      Truly unfortunate. That is one of the best films from the past few years, and their utter lack of interest cost Ms. Stewart what should’ve been a clear-cut Oscar nomination.

      • Grace says:


        “After taking away New York Film Critics Circle award, National Film Critics Society Award and plenty more, beating Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan and Rooney Mara” LMAO Stewart was supporting while Larson and Ronan were leading (Ronan won New York Film Critics Circle for Best Actress) and Vikander won the most critic awards for The Danish Girl/Ex Machina

      • She could’ve won as well. After taking away New York Film Critics Circle award, National Film Critics Society Award and plenty more, beating Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan and Rooney Mara…she was almost sure to win…

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