Acquisitions

International and indie film distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Korean film Escape From Mogadishu. It will open in theaters in the U.S. and Canada August 6 following a July 28 release in Korea. The film is based on true events and chronicles the harrowing experience of bitterly opposed North
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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired worldwide distribution rights to The Calm Beyond, a survivalist thriller that premiered in competition at the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival. This is the feature directorial debut of the late Joshua Wong, the award-winning commercials and shorts director, who tragically lost his battle with cancer in December 2020. From a
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the New Regency–Film4–Warp Films feature adaption of the West End hit musical, will now debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 17 in over 240 countries and territories. The pic, which came to Disney via the Fox merger, was originally set for a theatrical release a few times (Oct. 23,
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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has licensed all global rights, sans China, to Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo. The movie, directed by Oscar nominee Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) and co-directed by Brandon Jeffords (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) with new songs written and performed by Tony award winning Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, was recently scheduled for a theatrical
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We first told you about the Neil Burger-directed thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, starring Daisy Ridley, which Black Bear Pictures, Anonymous Content and STX International were selling at EFM. Today, STXfilms is taking U.S. rights to the feature, putting them back in business with Burger who directed the $100M-plus B.O. hit for them, The Upside, which the studio
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EXCLUSIVE: The Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal dramedy Here Today has been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films and will open in theaters on May 7. Crystal directed the movie, repping his eighth time directing and his third on a feature film. Crystal co-wrote the screenplay with his fellow Saturday Night Live alum and
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EXCLUSIVE:  IFC Films has picked up the U.S. and Canada rights to Paolo Pilladi’s comedy Last Call, which the filmmaker directed, produced and co-wrote. IFC is eyeing a theatrical release this year. Pic follows Mick, played by Jeremy Piven, who is a local success story and real estate developer. He returns home to his offbeat blue collar
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Vertical Entertainment and Noriva, the distribution arm of The Forest Road Company, are teaming for the US distribution of the FBI spy thriller The Informer starring The Killing and Altered Carbon actor Joel Kinnaman. The feature will hit PVOD on Nov. 6 at a price of $19.99, available on Comcast, ATT, DIRECTV, Dish, Spectrum, Verizon, Frontier, Amazon, FandangoNow, Vudu,
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EXCLUSIVE: Break, which is one of Rutger Hauer’s finals movies, will be getting a multiplatform release via Conduit Presents, the distribution division of Conduit Now. Conduit Presents acquired the Michael Elkin-directed crime sports drama and has set a release for Jan. 5, 2021. Break follows a young inner city kid who is wasting his talents on petty crime.
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EXCLUSIVE: With the recent shutdown of movie theaters due to COVID-19, the STX action family comedy My Spy, which was last scheduled for theatrical release on April 17, is heading to Amazon Prime. Amazon Studios picked up the Peter Segal-directed PG-13 movie from STXFilms and MWM Studios for U.S. and key foreign territories. A streaming date will
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EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Richard Wong’s road trip comedy Come As You Are which made its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival. Pic centers around three young men with disabilities (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, and Meet the Patels filmmaker Ravi Patel) who flee their overbearing parents on a road
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