Germans flip coin to H’w’d pic pair

Pics financed via Mediastream 2 fund

BERLIN — “Charade” remake “The Truth About Charlie” and “Pay or Play” are the latest Hollywood products to be hawked to Teutonic investors as German film funds continue their investment spree in Hollywood.

Pics are being financed via the $125 million Mediastream 2 fund.

The Dusseldorf-based company’s first fund went to Universal’s upcoming “The Fast and the Furious.”

Mediastream 2 has acquired the rights to the films from Universal; Universal Studios Intl. is handling world sales for the pics.

“The Truth About Charlie” is being helmed by Jonathan Demme and stars Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton in the roles originally played by Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in the 1963 comedy thriller.

Tyke comedy “Pay or Play,” from Shawn Levy and starring Paul Giamatti, Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes, is about a boy whose school essay mistakenly falls into the hands of a Hollywood producer.

Mediastream 2, which requires a minimum $13,000 investment, closes in December.

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