Trade Breaks: Counter, Good, Exodus

“Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed North American rights to German drama “The Counterfeiters,” a true story about a money-manufacturing operation set up by the Nazis. The film stars Karl Markovics, who plays the head of a counterfeiting operation, and David Striesow, who plays the superintendent who arrests Markovics’ character and then puts him in charge of an effort to produce fake foreign currency…” (full details)

“Codeblack Entertainment has started production on “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” for FoxFaith. Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Darrin Dewitt Henson (“Stomp the Yard”), Hill Harper (“CSI: NY”), R&B singer Deborah Cox and Melissa De Sousa (“One on One”) lead the cast in the adaptation of the 1990s gospel stage play. Pic is lensing in Baton Rouge, La., for theatrical release in January…” (full details)

“Quixotic Media Group and Upside Down Concepts have teamed to launch “The Battle of Hong Kong — Exodus,” the first part of an Asian high-concept sci-fi fantasy. With a budget of $12.8 million, pic is claimed to be the most expensive ever made in Singapore. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, story sees the natives of Kowloon rise up against the Hong Kong islanders who have made them slaves. Daniel Chan will direct at the end of the year…” (full details)