Press release from Entertainment One

Leading international independent distributor Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce that they have secured the rights to a broad selection of premium titles at this year’s annual Festival de Cannes in France. From comedies and dramas to action-flicks and thrillers, eOne scored films for each of its core markets and inked a number of multi-territory deals.

Entertainment One secured multi-territory rights for, among others:
• POMPEII, directed by Paul WS Anderson, from Summit Entertainment for UK, Canada & Benelux
• PARKER, directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Jason Statham, from Sierra Films/Affinity for UK, Canada, Australia & Benelux
• THE BIG WEDDING, starring Katherine Heigl, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton Amanda Seyfried, from NuImage for Canada & Benelux
• 7 PSYCHOPATHS, starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke & Christopher Walken, from Hanway for Australia & Benelux
• ANGEL’S SHARE, directed by Ken Loach, from Wild Bunch for UK & Canada

Other acquisition highlights from across eOne territories include:
• TARZAN 3D, directed Reinhard Klooss, from Summit Entertainment
• LAY THE FAVORITE, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall & Catherine Zeta-Jones, from Wild Bunch

• RUM DIARY, starring Johnny Depp, Amber Heard & Aaron Eckhart, from GK Films
• LONDON BOULEVARD, starring Colin Farrell & Keira Knightley, from GK Films
• I, ALEX CROSS, starring Tyler Perry, Jean Reno & Matthew Fox, from QED
• ASTÉRIX AND OBÉLIX: GOD SAVE BRITANNIA, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu, from Wild Bunch
• ENCHANTED KINGDOM 3D, directed by Patrick Morris and Neil Nightingale, from IM Global
• THE HOST, directed by Andrew Niccol and based on the Stephanie Meyer novel, from Inferno

• MAVERICKS, starring Gerard Butler, from Lakeshore Entertainment
• MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, directed by Woody Allen and starring Owen Wilson & Rachel McAdams, from Imagina
• WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, starring Tilda Swinton & John C. Reilly, from Independent
• THE HYPNOTIST, directed by Lasse Hallestrom, from Svensk

• LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME, starring Sam Worthington, from IM Global
• ENDER’S GAME, directed by Gavin Hood, from Sierra Pictures
• GREAT HOPE SPRINGS, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones & Steve Carrell, from Lionsgate

North America
• DEVIL’S ROCK, starring Craig Hall and Matthew Sunderland, from NZ Film
• ARN, TV series starring Arn Magnusson, from Svensk

International Home Video
• RETREAT, starring Thandie Newton & Cillian Murphy, from SC Films for France and Scandinavia
• UNIVERSAL SOLDIER 4, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Dolph Lundgren from Foresight for France.

eOne had a very successful market – acquiring rights to over 50 great films for its major territories. Entertainment One operates in the UK, the US, Canada, Benelux, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and South Africa.

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