Kushner-Locke Intl. inks pic-pack deals

Co has 'Plan', 'Swing' in post-AFM buys

Kushner-Locke Intl., the sales division of film and TV company the Kushner-Locke Co., has concluded several film package deals in the wake of the American Film Market.

The John Landis-helmed comedy “Susan’s Plan” has pre-sold to Taurus (Germany), Sogedasa (Spain), Leone (Italy), Nordisk (Scandinavia) and Odeon (Greece).

Pic, which has Dan Akyroyd and Nastassja Kinski attached to star, begins shooting in early April. Brad Wyman is producing, with Landis and Leslie Belzberg exec producing.

“Plan” will be a co-production between K-L and Landis’ St. Clair Entertainment. Domestic distribution is not yet set.

“Plan” is the story of a woman who wants to kill her husband so that she can collect on his life insurance. Landis, who last directed “Blues Brothers 2000” for Universal Pictures, is writing the screenplay.

As part of the picture package, Taurus, Sogedasa, PWI (Latin America), MGN Paradise (Russia), Medyavizion (Turkey), WMS Film Consultants (Poland) and Go Film (Middle East) also picked up drama “Girl,” starring Dominique Swain and Sean Patrick Flanery; thriller “Black and White,” starring Gina Gershon; and romantic drama “Swing,” starring Hugo Speer and Lisa Stansfield.

Scandinavia’s Svensk picked up “Swing,” the Adam Rifkin-directed comedy “Denial” and the Rutger Hauer thriller “Bone Daddy;” Odeon acquired “Swing” and “Black and White;” and Leone and Nordisk both acquired “Black and White.”

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