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‘2046’ rides Sony’s tracks

Pic to make U.S. debut at Tribeca

NEW YORK — Sony Pictures Classics has snapped up North American rights to Asian auteur Wong Kar Wai’s “2046.”

Pic, starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Ziyi Zhang, Gong Li and Maggie Cheung, has been tapped to screen at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, marking its U.S. debut.

Project preemed in Cannes last year. SPC will release it this fall.

Pic opens in the year 2046, when a vast train network is meant to span the world, and goes back in time to follow Leung Chiu-wai as a writer negotiating a series of romantic relationships, desires and memories.

Pic was penned by Wong, who also produced, along with co-producers Eric Heumann, Marc Sillam and Amedeo Panaghi.

Deal was brokered between SPC’s Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Dylan Leiner and international sales banner Fortissimo.

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