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IM Global Backs Charlie Hunnam and Lea Seydoux’s Romance ‘Zoe’

IM Global will fully finance the love story “Zoe,” starring Lea Seydoux and Charlie Hunnam with Drake Doremus directing.

The picture will be produced by Scott Free’s Michael Pruss alongside Doremus, and Robert George. Ridley Scott will executive produce along with IM Global CEO Stuart Ford, President of Production Greg Shapiro and Kate Buckley.

IM Global is also handling international sales starting at the American Film Market next week with UTA representing domestic rights. Production is planned to start in Montreal in April, 2017.

Doremus’ credits include “Like Crazy,” “Equals” and “Breath In.” He is directing “Zoe” from a script by Rich Greenberg, in which two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound.

Hunnam starred in “Pacific Rim” and “Sons of Anarchy.” He will be seen next year in “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z.”

Seydoux starred in “Spectre” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

“Greg and I are both long time admirers of Drake’s talent,” Ford said. “With ‘Zoe,’ we feel as if he is come up with a potentially commercial and critical success, and he has already attached an outstandingly talented cast in Charlie and Lea. We’re genuinely excited about the film’s global box office potential.”

Doremus is repped by UTA, Kate Buckley at 42, Lawrence Kopeikin at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Greenberg is repped by Gersh and Dean Silvers. Hunnam is repped by CAA, Cynthia Pett at Brillstein, and David Weber at Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Seydoux is repped by WME, United Agents, and Gregory Weill at Adequat.

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