Sundance: Frank, Love Is Strange sell
24 January, 2014 By Jeremy Kay
Magnolia Pictures has concluded its North American deal for Frank while SPC has made another acquisition, taking a basket of rights to Love Is Strange.
Lenny Abrahamson directed Frank from a screenplay by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. Domhnall Gleeson stars with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender, who plays a musician wearing a giant papier-mâché head.
Magnolia plans a summer release and negotiated the deal with WME Global and worldwide sales agent Protagonist Pictures.
Frank is an Element Pictures/Runaway Fridge production for Film4, BFI, Protagonist Pictures and the Irish Film Board.
Sony Pictures Classics picked up North America, Germany and Scandinavia on Ira Sachs’ Berlin-boundLove Is Strange.
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina play a gay couple who get married, only to be forced to live apart after they lose their home.
Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias co-wrote the screenplay to the Parts & Labor drama. SPC brokered the deal with WME Global. Fortissimo holds international rights.
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