One of the most prestigious film festivals in the world the Cannes film festival has opened . The festival has by and large been known as a platfrom to buy and sell indie films with big Star casts. However this time things are different. The biggest sale as on date is Simon Kinberg’s Directed Jessica Chastain Starring 355.
: Universal has beaten out multiple bidders to take U.S. rights on 355,the Simon Kinberg-directed global spy thriller franchise that will star Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing and Lupita Nyong’o. The deal is said to be somewhere in the range of 30 million for the DDR.
Numerous bidders including Amazon Studios and Global Road chased domestic rights on the film with comparable bids around $20M, however no one could match the might of Universal .Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley was on a mission to land this one even as other majors bid on this.
The film has already sold France which usually covers 8 to 10% of the budget . The film is budgeted at 70 million plus. However we have information that China too has sold big. At least three major Chinese companies are competing to board “355,” the spy thriller from Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films that is one of the hottest new projects on the market in Cannes.
Bona Film Group, Wanda and Huayi Brothers are all looking to become equity investors in the female-driven picture and to secure the distribution rights in Greater China .
The actresses will play five accomplished secret agents from countries around the world. They have to overcome suspicions and political differences to form a spy sisterhood to thwart a common enemy.
355 will be the second film to be directed by Kinberg, who, after writing and producing so many X-Men films, made his directorial debut on X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
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