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AFM: EuropaCorp Launches Sales On ‘Beautiful Disaster’

PARIS– Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp will be launching sales on “Beautiful Disaster,” among a flurry of high-concept English-language thrillers.

“Beautiful Disaster” is penned by Allison Burnett (“Underworld: Awakening”) and will be directed by Eva Sorhaug (“Occupied”). The movie, which will be distributed Stateside by EuropaCorp Films USA in 2017, follows a man on a fateful quest to save his gravely-ill daughter.

The company is also set to shop “Twice,” which Jean-Francois Richet will direct after Mel Gibson starrer “Blood Father.” “Twice” is written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Besson. Projects turns on a happily married woman who starts questioning her husband’s identity after finding a real-life military arsenal hidden in her home.

EuropaCorp’s AFM slate also includes John Madden’s “Ms. Sloane” with Jessica Chastain (in association with FilmNation); Martin Zandvliet’s (“Land of Mine”) “Kursk” penned by “Saving Private Ryan”‘s scribe Robert Rodat; and Neil Marshall’s (“Game of Thrones”) futuristic revenge thriller “The Sentence” penned by Eric Bress, Rothenberger and Benedikt.

Based on Robert Moore’s novel “A Time To Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy,” “Kursk” tells the true story of the survivors of a Nuclear-powered Russian submarine which sank in the Barrents sea in 2000.

“Ms. Sloane” will be released by EuropaCorp Films USA during the fourth quarter of 2016. Written by Jonathan Perera, “Ms. Sloane” will star Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as a powerful female lobbyist on a mission to successful pass a gun control amendement.

EuropaCorp’s biggest project is “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” the sic-fi thriller with Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), Clive Owen (“Closer”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”) and Rihanna, who will have a significant part in the movie, as Besson revealed on his Instagram account on Wednesday. Filming begins in France next January and the pic is expected to hit theaters on July 21, 2017.

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