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Buzz pics headed for the London Screenings

A selection of buzz pics headed for the London Screenings. Some will be showing completed prints or new footage.

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Backstory: Neil Jordan’s heist pic starring Nick Nolte. London Screenings will be the first time buyers will see any footage at length; clips from the dailies were shown at the Cannes film market.

Availability: U.S., France, Germany, Benelux, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Latin America, Taiwan; Momentum Pictures has U.K. rights; Alliance Atlantis releases in Canada

Sales: Alliance Atlantis Intl.

JAN DARA

Backstory: Pic was set to unspool at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival but the print never made it to Canada due to the Sept. 11 attacks. It’s the third pic from Thai auteur Nonzee Nimibutr and stars sexy thesp Christy Chung. Promo reel showed at Cannes market; this will be the first time buyers will see the completed pic.

Availability: U.S. still open, but it’s sold in territories including Japan, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Venezuela, South Korea, Hong Kong

Sales: Fortissimo Films

OFF KEY

Backstory: Spanish helmer Manuel Gomez Pereira’s first English-lingo pic, a three-tenor comedy starring Danny Aiello, Joe Mantegna and George Hamilton

Availability: Major territories outstanding include U.S., U.K., France, Japan

Sales: Lolafilms U.K.

SPIDER
Backstory: David Cronenberg’s just-wrapped pic starring Ralph Fiennes as a schizophrenic.

Availability: Major territories open include U.S., Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia

Sales: Capitol Films

THE MAN WHO SUED GOD
Backstory: Mark Joffe’s comedy starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis about a man who takes God to court when his fishing boat is hit by lightning. The Oz production is set to bow Down Under via Buena Vista Intl. on Oct. 25.

Availability: All territories, except Australia and some minor territories

Sales: Icon Intl.

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