The Exchange has closed several key deals for “A Street Cat Named Bob,” starring Luke Treadaway and Ruta Gedmintas.
The film is an adaptation of James Bowen’s best-selling book of the same title which chronicles his life as a street musician and recovering addict barely getting by in London. He adopts a sick stray ginger cat, names him Bob and nurses him back to health. He then took Bob with him as he played guitar — and the pair became an instant attraction.
Sony Pictures Worldwide has acquired rights to Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, Spain and the U.K. Tele Muenchen bought rights to Germany and Switzerland; Notorious Pictures bought Italy; Comstock Group bought Japan; and Noori Pictures bought South Korea.
Roger Spottiswoode directed “A Street Cat Named Bob.” Adam Rolston of Shooting Script Films produced; executive producers are Tim Smith, Paul Brett from Prescience and Damian Jones. The Exchange is handling sales at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday.