‘Narcos’ Pedro Pascal & ‘American Crime Story’s Edgar Ramirez To Star In Oliver Assayas’ Wasp Network – Cannes

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Narcos’ Pedro Pascal and Edgar Ramirez, who played Gianni Versace in Ryan Murphy’s recent American Crime Story franchise, have signed up to star in Oliver Assayas’ forthcoming Cuban spy drama Wasp Network.
The pair will star in the feature, which is ba…

Michael Keaton In Talks For ‘What Is Life Worth’; David Frankel Helming From Max Borenstein’s Black List Script – Berlin

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Michael Keaton is in negotiations to star in real-life inspirational drama, What Is Life Worth. David Frankel is directing from Max Borenstein’s 2008 Black List script that’s based on Kenneth Feinberg’s acclaimed memoir recounting the inside story of the 9/11 Fund and its effort to compensate victims. IMR is launching the project here at the EFM.
Spotlight‘s Michael Sugar will produce alongside MadRiver’s Marc Butan, Sean Sorensen and Borenstein…

Bette Midler, Sharon Stone Buddy Up For ‘Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife’ – Berlin

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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a fun project for Berlin: Bette Midler and Sharon Stone are teaming to co-star in the film version of Charles Busch’s Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated odd-couple Broadway comedy, The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife. Andy Fickman, who directed Midler in 2012’s Parental Guidance, is helming. IMR will introduce the film to buyers at the EFM this week. CAA is repping U.S. and Canadian rights.
Midler, who’s coming off a Tony-winning turn as Dolly Gallagher…

Endurance & MadRiver Launch Multi-Pic Deal With Johnny Depp’s ‘King Of The Jungle’ – Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: After a successful collaboration on Peter Landesman’s Felt starring Liam Neeson, Endurance Media and MadRiver Pictures have inked a multi-picture co-financing and co-production deal. As part of the pact, Endurance and MadRiver will co-finance and co-produce three major titles, with the Johnny Depp-starrer King Of The Jungle to be the first film from the partnership.
MadRiver’s sales subsidiary IMR will handle foreign sales across the co-financed pictures.
King O…

Johnny Depp To Be ‘King Of The Jungle’; IMR To Handle Foreign Sales At Cannes

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Johnny Depp will star in King of the Jungle, with IMR International handling foreign sales at Cannes and CAA repping domestic rights. The dark comedy, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, is based on a Wired magazine story about tech magnate John McAfee.
King of the Jungle, from Condé Nast Entertainment, Zaftig Films, MadRiver Pictures, and Epic Entertainment, is based on Joshua Davis’ Wired article “John McAfee’s Last Stand” that chronicled the creator of the McAfee…