Japanese buyers supply what is still the world's second-largest pic market, especially for non-Hollywood product.
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The Japanese biz escaped the recession that ravaged the larger economy in 2009, if overall numbers told the whole story.
The thriller is loosely inspired by Jacques Maillot's 2008 "Les Liens du sang."
Sudden resignation stands as a stark reminder of the tough times facing indie distributors.
Guillermo Arriaga has been tapped to pen the script.
French thesps Vincent Cassel and Jean Reno will star in "Fantomas," an adaptation of the French detective novels produced by Thomas Langmann's La Petite Reine.
Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard are attached to topline David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," an adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel.
After playing Coco Chanel in Anne Fontaine's biopic, Audrey Tautou will star in Claude Miller's next film, "Therese D.," an adaptation of Francois Mauriac's novel.
Italian producer Elda Ferri ("Life Is Beautiful") has teamed up with Brit producer John Heyman's World Prods. to co-produce "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You," a Manhattan-set coming-of-age…
Magnolia Pictures has taken all U.S. rights to Alex de la Iglesia's "Sad Trumpet Ballad," one of Spain's flagship productions for 2010. Mikado has bought Italian rights and joined "Ballad" as an…
Gallic director-actor Guillaume Canet ("Tell No One") and U.S. helmer James Gray ("Two Lovers") are teaming on a U.S.-set thriller that will mark Canet's English-language directorial debut.