Several films were caught up in the collapse of The Weinstein Company, most notably Australian director Anthony Maras’ much anticipated “Hotel Mumbai”.
Weinstein Co. signed on in 2016 to distribute the film in North America and the United Kingdom this Fall with a spend of at least $10 million on marketing to accompany it.
In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, the producers have been trying to rescind the agreement and now, as of today, they have closed a deal to reclaim the domestic and U.K. rights to the film in exchange for an undisclosed sum.
Dev Patel, Jason Isaacs and Armie Hammer star in the film which chronicles the 2008 terror attack in India that left more than 160 people dead. Overseas distributors are still aiming for a release in September or October, in time for the 10-year anniversary of the hotel attack.
Other films such as “The Current War” and “The Upside” remain caught up in the Weinstein bankruptcy mess.