Two movies found their North American distributors today.
- Dimension Films picked up Compulsion, a psychological thriller led by Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon, and Joe Mantegna.
- Sony Pictures Classics acquired Love Is All You Need, a romantic comedy set in Italy, directed by Susanne Bier (In a Better World). Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, and Paprika Steen star.
The announcing press releases provide all the details after the jump.
The official synopses are bolded.
DIMENSION FILMS ACQUIRES U.S. DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO COMPULSION STARRING HEATHER GRAHAM AND CARRIE-ANNE MOSS
KEVIN DILLON and JOE MANTEGNA CO-STAR
New York, NY, May 16, 2012 – Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to the psychological thriller COMPULSION starring Heather Graham and Carrie-Anne Moss. The film, now shooting in Ontario, Canada, also stars Kevin Dillon and Joe Mantegna and is being directed by Egidio Coccimiglio.
COMPULSION is based on the South Korean film “301, 302” and centers on two women occupying neighboring apartments, each grappling with obsessions that have begun to overtake their lives. Graham portrays Amy, a vivacious, calculating chef whose need to be desired is so far-reaching that she becomes a star in her own imaginary cooking show. Moss is Saffron, a reclusive but alluring ex-child star who is battling anorexia. Their complex, ever-intensifying relationship builds to a surprising climax as their emotional connections to food and one another boil over.
“The combination of a great script, two very strong female leads and a suspenseful tone and pace made COMPULSION a highly sought after project for the company,” said Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company.
Added the film’s producers Gary Howsam and Bill Marks, “We’re thrilled that Dimension Films recognizes the qualities and talent associated with COMPULSION. The film couldn’t be in better hands.”
COMPLUSION is written by Floyd Byars and will be produced by Gary Howsam and Bill Marks. Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond is also on board. The executive producers include Anders Palm and Jeff Sackman, whose TAJJ Media is managing the distribution rights licensing for the picture. International rights are being represented by Etchie Stroh and Moonstone Entertainment.
The deal was negotiated for Dimension Films by Andrew Kramer, President of Business and Legal Affairs and on behalf of the film by Jeff Sackman of TAJJ Media.
Love Is All You Need
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES SUSANNE BIER’S LATEST FILM LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2012) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Academy Award® winning director Susanne Bier’s latest film, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED from Scandinavian sales company, TrustNordisk. LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED stars Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm and Paprika Steen and is the next film after Bier’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner IN A BETTER WORLD, also released by Sony Pictures Classics.
CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the Scandinavian Sales Company, TrustNordisk.
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is a romantic comedy, set in Sorrento, Italy. It’s a story about a group of people all seeking love, about passion and happiness, about jealousy and loneliness. First and foremost, it’s a story about having the courage to change your life – even when you think it’s too late.
“Susanne Bier’s latest screenplay is intelligent, brave and so much fun. Audiences will really embrace this film. It is great to have Susanne, Sisse, Peter, Rikke and everyone at Trust Nordisk back in the Sony Classics family where they belong,” says Sony Pictures Classics.
Rikke Ennis, CEO of TrustNordisk adds, “Sony Classics is family and it makes so much sense that Susanne Bier’s new film is with them. They did a tremendous job on IN A BETTER WORLD and we are looking very much forward to the reaction of the American audience on LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED”
The film is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Vibeke Windeløv of Zentropa Entertainments 29 in co-production with Lumiere & Co., Slot Machine, Zentropa International France, Film i Väst, Zentropa International Berlin, Zentropa International Sweden, Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television, Arte France Cinéma, Network Movie, ZDF, Arte, Longride and with support from The Danish Filminstitute, The Swedish Film Institute, Eurimages, Nordisk Film & TV-Fond, Canal +, Ciné +, RAI Cinema and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. Domestic distribution in co-operation with Nordisk Film A/S.