‘General’ in Sony Classics ranks?

Company in final talks for Boorman pic

CANNES — Sony Pictures Classics is in final negotiations to buy North American rights to John Boorman’s Cannes competition entry “The General,” which is being sold internationally by J&M Entertainment.

The b&w pic, starring Jon Voight and Irish thesp Brendon Gleeson, is based on the true story of Dublin crime lord Martin Cahill, who was shot and killed in 1994. It’s produced by Boorman’s company Merlin Films.

The sale to Sony Classics was brokered by ICM’s Ken Kamins and Mike Ryan of J&M.

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