Berlin: George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Sells to France’s Metropolitan Filmexport (EXCLUSIVE)

BERLIN — Samuel and Victor Hadida’s Paris-based distribution company Metropolitan Filmexport has acquired George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” one of the hottest projects sold in Berlin.

The deal, which is rumored to be for about $4 million, perpetuates Metropolitan’s relationship with Clooney. Victor Hadida told Variety that Metropolitan previously co-produced Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck” and co-financed “The Ides of March.”

Currently in pre-production, “Suburbicon” spurred a bidding war for France, a highly competitive and key European market for prestige U.S. indies.

Penned by Joel and Ethan Coen, “Suburbicon” has Matt Damon and Julianne Moore attached to star. The movie centers on a picture-perfect family that turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal after a home invasion.

Pic has been sold worldwide by Alex Walton’s Bloom. Deals were inked for the U.K. (eOne), Germany (Tele München/Concorde); Spain (Tri-Pictures S.A.); Italy (Leone Films); Latin America (Sun Distribution); Canada (Elevation); Greece (Odeon); Hong Kong, (Bravos); Scandinavia (MisLabel); Romania (Odeon); Turkey (Bir); Korea (Woosung); Japan (Tohokushinka Film Corporation); India (PVR); Taiwan (Filmware); Czech Republic (AQS); Poland (Monolith); Australia (Roadshow); former Yugoslavia (Blitz); and the Middle East (Salim Ramia).

While in Berlin for the premiere of the Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” on opening night, Clooney also presented “Suburbicon” to EFM buyers. Paramount picked up U.S. rights, which were repped by CAA.

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