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Berlin’s Top Buzz Titles

Director: Michael Wenning
Producers: Rashidi Hendrix, Daniel Ziskind
Cast: Amr Waked
Five international thieves meet in Berlin to steal the most valuable stamp in the world.
Sales: DDI

Director: Gerard Barrett
Producers: Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, AJ Dix, Rob Merilees
Cast: Dakota Fanning
Based on Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir.
Sales: Mister Smith Entertainment (international); WME (U.S.)

Director: Steven C. Miller
Producers: Randall Emmett, George Furla, Adam Goldworm
Cast: Bruce Willis
Thriller involving super-weapons and conspiracies.
Sales: Highland Film Group

Director: Liza Johnson
Producers: Cassian Elwes and Holly Wiersma
Cast: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer
The morning when President Nixon met Elvis Presley in 1970.
Sales: Bloom

Director: Stephen Gaghan
Producers: Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Nozik, Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Matthew McConaughey
Cast: Matthew McConaughey
The story of the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corp. mining scandal.
Sales: Sierra/Affinity (international); CAA (domestic)

Director: Anton Corbijn
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Christina Piovesan
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Joel Edgerton
The friendship between a straight-laced Life magazine photographer and James Dean.
Sales: FilmNation (international); CAA (U.S.)

Director: Sacha Gervasi
Producers: Beth O’Neil, Lotus Entertainment
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz, Catherine Keener
Two teenagers investigate the murder of their friend.
Sales: Lotus Entertainment (international); CAA/WME (U.S.)

Director: Bobby Farrelly
Producers: Bobby Farrelly, Mark Damon, Susanne Bohnet
Cast: TBD
Stan, a charmer known for his one-night-stands, falls hard for Amy but when he decides to change his wanton ways, he discovers that Amy has her own ideas about relationships.
Sales: Foresight Unlimited

Director: Joseph Cedar
Producers: Oren Moverman, Lawrence Inglee, Eyal Rimmon, Gideon Tadmor, David Mendil
Cast: Richard Gere
Drama revolving around politics and sacrifice
Sales: The Solution Entertainment Group

Director: Brendan Muldowney
Starring: TBD
Producers: Conor Barry, John Keville, Benoit Roland
Set in 13th century Ireland, pic follows a small group of monks as they undertake a treacherous pilgrimage to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome.
Sales: XYZ Films

Director: Charlie Stratton
Producers: Brunson Green, Umedia
Cast: Octavia Spencer
The true story of the Jamaican doctress Mary Seacole who had a fierce, adversarial relationship with Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.
Sales: The Exchange

Director: Nick Cannon
Producers: Mike Karz, William Bindley
Cast: TBD
Romantic comedy
Sales: The Exchange

Director: James Marsh
Producers: Pete Czernin, Graham Broadbent, Scott Z. Burns, Nicolas Mauvernay, Jacques Perrin
Cast: Colin Firth
The story of Donald Crowhurst’s desperate attempt to win the first round of the Golden Globe Yacht Race in 1968.
Sales: Studiocanal

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Director: Aaron Kaufman
Producers: Skip Williamson, Mark Neveldine
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene
A group of friends on an island getaway experiment with a designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges.
Sales: Fortitude Intl.

Director: Eric D. Howell
Producers: Dean Zanuck, Stefano Gallini-Durante
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas
Haunted house thriller in the Italian countryside
Sales: 13 Films

Director: John Pogue
Producers: Michael Benaroya, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert, Chris Cowles
Cast: Bruce Willis
A sociopath must save his family, which had banished him from his ancestral home years ago.
Sales: IFT

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