David Heyman, Studiocanal & Nickelodeon Team For ‘Paddington’ TV Series, Ben Whishaw To Voice

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Nickelodeon, Studiocanal and producer David Heyman are teaming up on Paddington, a pre-schooler TV series based on the beloved bear. Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) will lend his voice to the iconic bear in the CG-animated series, which will follow …

Studiocanal Rides Smart Docs Wave With Thomas Piketty Film ‘Capital In The 21st Century’ Scored By Air — EFM

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EXCLUSIVE: At the EFM Studiocanal will be looking to capitalize on the surge for smart, cross-over documentaries with Capital In The 21st Century, based on Thomas Piketty’s New York Times bestselling polemic of the same name about how capitalism affect…

Studiocanal Looks for New U.K. MD After Elizabeth Trotman’s Move Falls Through

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Studiocanal is resuming its search for a U.K. managing director after Elizabeth Trotman was forced to pull out from the role owing to visa issues, Variety has confirmed. Trotman was named U.K. MD last October, filling the position vacated by Danny Perk…

Comedy ‘Sink Or Swim’ Posts Studiocanal’s Best Box Office Result In France As Remake Interest Grows

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Gilles Lellouche-directed comedy Sink Or Swim (Le Grand Bain) has become Studiocanal’s biggest theatrical performer in France, drawing a mighty 4.1M admissions (good for more than $32M). The Vivendi-owned company’s previous box office recor…

Greg Kinnear in Talks to Star in Canal Plus, Fox Adaptation of ‘War of the Worlds’

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Greg Kinnear is in talks to star in “War of the Worlds” from Canal Plus and Fox’s Europe and Africa arm. Sources said Kinnear could take the lead role in the series adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ alien invasion classic. Kinnear is understood to have see…

Saban Films Acquires US Rights to Michael Caine’s ‘King of Thieves’

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Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to James Marsh’s “King of Thieves,” starring Sir Michael Caine, Sir Tom Courtenay, Jim Broadbent and Sir Michael Gambon.

Charlie Cox and Ray Winstone also star in the film produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner alongside Michelle Wright and Ali Jafaar. Studiocanal financed the film.

Joe Penhall wrote the script based on source material from Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article and The Guardian’s veteran crime reporter Duncan Campbell. The drama is about the April 2015 Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company burglary in which robbers reportedly stole over £14 million in loot, culminating in being the biggest heist in U.K. history.

Also Read: Saban Films, DirecTV Acquire Johnny Depp’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’

“‘King of Thieves’ is led by a stellar British ensemble cast,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley in a statement. “The pedigree of Michael, Jim, Tom, as well as Working Title make a very attractive package.  We absolutely love this film!”

“King of Thieves” will be released at the beginning of 2019.

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban, along with Studiocanal and Anne Chérel and Loubna Berrada on behalf of filmmakers.

Also Read: Saban Films President Talks Cannes Shopping Spree, Future Plans in ‘Theatrical Business’

Saban Films recently acquired Johnny Depp’s “Richard Says Goodbye” at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Olivia Wilde’s “A Vigilante” and Orlando Bloom’s “Romans.” Previous acquisitions also include “Berlin, I Love You,” “Keepers,” “The Yellow Birds” and “Never Grow Old.”

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Mipcom: HBO Europe Takes ‘ZeroZeroZero’; All3Media Announces Deals

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HBO has acquired rights Studiocanal’s high-end drama “ZeroZeroZero” for Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic markets, Studiocanal announced Tuesday in Cannes. The eight-part, English-language drama about the international cocaine trade from the te…