Good Machine gears up to rep ‘Peck’ overseas

Docu to unveil at Cannes

David Linde’s Good Machine Intl. will handle international sales on “A Conversation With Gregory Peck,” a documentary directed by Barbara Kopple.

GMI, which will present the title in association with Jan Rofekamp’s Film Transit, will introduce the docu at this year’s Cannes Intl. Film Festival, where it is an official selection. An homage also is slated during the fest.

A look at Peck’s day-to-day life, “Conversation” is produced by Kopple with Peck’s actress-producer daughter, Cecilia Peck, and Linda Saffire. The film follows Peck backstage and around the world as he performs a one-man show.

Kopple, who won two Academy Awards for her documentaries “Harlan County, USA” and “American Dream,” recently directed the season finale of HBO’s critically lauded prison drama “OZ.”

Kopple’s film about the European tour of Woody Allen and his New Orleans-style jazz band, “Wild Man Blues,” was selected by the National Board of Review and Broadcast Critics Assn. as the best documentary of 1998.

She is completing “My Generation,” a nonfiction feature film that examines the Woodstock legacy, and “Generation X,” which will have its international premiere at this year’s Venice Intl. Film Festival. She also is slated to direct the features “In the Boom Boom Room” and “Joe Glory.”

GMI will also rep the Cannes official selections “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” by Ang Lee; Lars Von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark” for English-language territories; and Kristian Levring’s “The King Is Alive.”

Company also is handling overseas sales on new films in production from the Coen brothers (USA Films’ “The Barber Movie”), Jodie Foster (USA’s “Flora Plum,” starring Russell Crowe and Claire Danes), Todd Solondz (currently untitled and with New Line Cinema domestically) and Alfonso Cuaron (“Y Tu Mama Tambien”).

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