StudioCanal takes ‘Cracks’

Film to be directed by Jordan Scott

LONDON — StudioCanal has snapped up France, Benelux and U.K. rights to Jordan Scott’s 1930s British boarding school set drama “Cracks,” which toplines Eva Green as a beloved teacher whose soaring popularity is threatened by the arrival of a beautiful foreign student.

StudioCanal’s Optimum Releasing will handle the U.K. release of Scott’s directorial feature debut. Jordan, who has previously worked in commercials and music vids, is Ridley Scott’s daughter.

In was also announced Thursday that Alain Goldman’s Legende Enterprises has boarded “Cracks,” which is backed by Scott Free, Future Films and Handmade Films Intl., which is handling international sales.

Pic, which is shooting in Ireland, is also backed by the Irish Film Board.

Juno Temple, Maria Valverde, Imogen Poots and Sinead Cusack star.

“Cracks” is produced by Scott Free’s Julie Payne, Future Films’ Kwesi Dickson, Element Pictures’ Andrew Lowe, Industry Entertainment’s Rosalie Swedlin, and Killer Film’s Christine Vachon.

Pic is exec produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Michael Costigan for Scott Free, alongside Goldman for Legende, Margolis for Future, Charles Pugliese and John Wells for Killer, and Guy Collins for Handmade Films Intl.

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