EXCLUSIVE: Leonine and Lionsgate have signed a lucrative three-picture all-rights film contract for Germany and Austria.
The pre-buy deal includes Borderlands, Eli Roth’s star-studded adaptation of the popular video game; White Bird: A Wonder Story, the film backing up the 2017 blockbuster Wonder; and action comedy The unbearable weight of massive talent.
The deal comes after the two companies’ successful collaboration on Knives Out, which brought more than a million viewers to German theaters in 2020, and the recent takeover of the upcoming action comedy Shotgun Wedding starring Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel and Lenny Kravitz.
Borderlands A-lists include Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Ariana Goldblatt, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Edgar Ramirez.
Lionsgate acquires North American rights to the thriller “Die In A Gunfight” starring Alexandra Daddario and Diego Boneta
In the film, currently in production, Lilith (Blanchett), a notorious outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly has to return to her home planet Pandora to find the missing daughter of the most powerful SOB in the universe, Atlas (Edgar Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary now desperate for salvation; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a wild youth demolition officer; War (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s muscle-bound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a weak grip on sanity; and Claptrap (black), a tenaciously wise robot. The unlikely heroes must fight alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl who may hold the key to unimaginable power.
Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren are among the cast of Marc Forster’s White Bird: A Wonder Story. The film, which is currently in post-production, tells the story of a young Jewish girl who was hidden by a boy and his family in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Meanwhile, in The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, Nicolas Cage plays the role of a fictional cage that is creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin. So he accepts a $ 1 million offer to attend a superfan’s birthday party. But suddenly things take a wildly dangerous turn. Also there are Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Alessandra Mastronardi, Lily Mo Sheen and Tiffany Haddish. Pic is in post production too.
Fred Kogel, CEO of the ambitious and growing film and television company Leonine, said, “We are proud to continue our close relationship with Lionsgate, a valued top content partner, as we firmly believe in high box office performance. high quality event films. Based on this strategy, we have built our cinema board as well as our digital and linear distribution and will continue to do so. “