Millennium Entertainment is closing a deal to acquire U.S. rights to the Sophie Barthes-directed “Madame Bovary” starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, and Ezra Miller.
The French period film focuses on two years of the life of the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor. She engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status. [Source: Deadline]
Just Before I Go
Starz has secured the North American rights to Courteney Cox’s dark comedy feature directorial debut “Just Before I Go”. Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh, David Arquette and Olivia Thirlby star.
David Flebotte’s script follows a suicidal man who encounters a few surprises as he heads back to his home town and prepares to shuffle off his mortal coil. [Source: Screen]
The Last 5 Years
RADiUS-TWC has scored North American rights to the Toronto world premiere film “The Last 5 Years” starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. LaGravenese’s film will open on Valentine’s Day 2015.
The story is based on the 2002 Off-Broadway musical and chronicles a half-decade love affair between a novellist and a struggling actress. [Source: Screen]
Saban Films has acquired U.S. rights to Daniel Ben Mayor’s action thriller “Tracers” starring Taylor Lautner and produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen.
Lautner plays a New York City bike messenger who meets a girl and gets sucked into the world of parkour, and he gets caught up in an underworld element. [Source: Deadline]
Alex Of Venice
Screen Media Films has acquired worldwide rights to Chris Messina’s directorial debut “Alex Of Venice”. The plan is for a multiplatform release early next year.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a workaholic environmental attorney forced to reinvent herself after her husband (Messina) bails. Added to the mix is her aging aspiring actor father (Don Johnson), an eccentric sister (Katie Nehra) and an extremely shy son (Sklar Gaertner). [Source: THR]