Andrea Riseborough’s ‘Nancy’ Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the North American rights to Andrea Riseborough’s “Nancy,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month.

“Nancy” is set to get a traditional theatrical release later this year. It follows a woman who becomes convinced that she was kidnapped as a child — and when she encounters a couple whose daughter went missing 30 years ago, her lines of reality begin to disappear.

Steve Buscemi, J. Smith-Cameron, Ann Dowd and John Leguizamo round out the cast. Christina Choe wrote and directed. Producers include Amy Lo of Mental Pictures, Michelle Cameron, and Riseborough under her banner Mothersucker.

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EON Productions’ Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, Gamechanger Films’ Mynette Louie and XS Media’s Rachel Song executive produced.

The deal was negotiated by Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Endeavor Content and Anita Surendran of Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP on behalf of the filmmakers. Cercamon is handling international sales.

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Riseborough most recently starred on the series “Black Mirror” and “Waco,” as well as Sundance hit “Burden.” Her next projects include the short “Actress” and the feature film “Secrets from the Russian Tea Room.”

Choe’s other credits include shorts “I am John Wayne,” “The Queen,” “Flow” and “The Cross.”

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Sony Pictures Classic Picks Up Rupert Everett’s ‘The Happy Prince’ – Berlin

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Another U.S. deal to heat up a freezing, cold Berlin. Fresh from the success of Call Me By Your Name, Sony Pictures Classic has picked up rights to Rupert Everett‘s directorial debut The Happy Prince.
The specialty label has bought North American and Latin American rights to the film, which was written by, directed by and stars Everett. This comes ahead of its European premiere at the festival and follows its Sundance bow last month.
The film, which also stars Colin…

Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde Movie ‘The Happy Prince’ Lands at Sony Pictures Classics

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American and Latin American rights to “The Happpy Prince,” an Oscar Wilde movie written and directed by, and starring Rupert Everett, the company announced Friday.

The film, which premiered last month in Sundance, also stars Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson. “The Happy Prince” screens Saturday as a special gala at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Everett plays the great Irish writer Oscar Wilde during his last days, with his body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning — but his flamboyant irony and brilliant wit very much intact. The film follows Wilde’s last travels through England, France and Italy.

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The film was produced by Sébastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer and Jörg Schulze. It is a maze pictures and Entre Chien et Loup production in co-production with Palomar, cine plus Filmproduktion, Tele München Group, RTBF, Proximus and in association with BBC Films.

CAA represented the filmmakers in the negotiation. Beta Cinema represents the international rights.

Everett offered praise for Sony Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. “I am absolutely thrilled, particularly because Michael and Tom distributed my first film ‘Another Country,’” Everett said in a statement.

 

Sony Pictures Classics is planning a 2018 release.

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Rupert Everett’s ‘The Happy Prince’

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American and Latin American rights to “The Happy Prince,” written and directed by, and starring Rupert Everett. The film has its European premiere tomorrow at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival as a Special Gala. The movie had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. SPC […]

‘The Happy Prince’s Rupert Everett On Telling The “Riches-To-Rags” Story of Oscar Wilde – Sundance Studio

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When The Happy Prince helmer Rupert Everett decided the angle on his directorial debut Oscar Wilde film, the actor, who has portrayed the famed poet and playwright on various occasions, thought “it would be amazing to do another film about Oscar Wilde but attacking the end up his life” as oppose to the other three, which focus on Wilde’s life before he goes to prison.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Happy Prince’

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