Teuton wunderkind Fatih Akin is planning to make a biopic about Yilmaz Guney, Turkey's cinematic enfant terrible. The multihyphenate announced the project at a press conference for his official…
New Paris-based sales agent Coach 14 has licensed "Shotgun Stories" to the U.K.'s Vertigo and France's ASC Distribution.
Getting shot at, kidnapped and tortured is proving perfect training for Mohamed al-Daradji at his first Cannes as he attempts to secure distribution for "Ahlaam." The Iraqi helmer, who was kidnapped…
"Lost" star Naveen Andrews and Parminder Nagra ("ER," "Bend It Like Beckham") are to star in Rajasthan-set fable "Fallen Hero."
Gaumont's futuristic thriller "Chrysalis" has scored a slew of distribution deals and its first-time helmer, Julien Leclerq, is being hotly pursued by U.S. talent agents. Pic has sold to around 15…
Newly warmed up by a cash injection of $250 million from an unspecified hedge fund and buoyed by a co-financing arrangement with Sony, L.A.-based producer-distributor Inferno unveiled a number of…
Chile's Chilechita has inked with Germany's Avalon Ent. to co-produce Gustavo Graef-Marino's "Diary of an Old Man" toplining Armin Mueller Stahl and Ben Gazzara. Produced by Chilechita's Diego…
Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki will direct the action comedy "Ze Malandro, the Capoeirist" from a screenplay by Brazilian scribe-helmer Marcos Bernstein, who co-wrote Walter Salles' breakthrough…
Making its Cannes market debut, iDream Independent Pictures, sales arm of iDream Prod., scored with five of its English-language Indian-themed crossover pics.
StudioCanal has notched up a slew of deals on Emir Kusturica's competition title "Promise Me This" and Denys Arcand's Cannes closer "Days of Darkness."