AFM 2013: Dark Places Are Spreading Worldwide
No matter where you live in the world, you're pretty much guaranteed a chance to enter some Dark Places as the film that stars Charlize Theron has just been sold in a slew of deals that even include airline and ship rights for you travelers out there.
Per Screen Daily, Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films’ thriller Dark Places, an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel, is heading to France (Mars), Canada (Remstar), Japan (CCC), Scandinavia (Svensk), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Nu Metro), Greece (Odeon), Iceland (Sam Films), Turkey/India/Pakistan (Tanweer), Bulgaria (Tandem), Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia (Discovery), Czech Republic (AQS), Hungary/Romania (Prorom), Poland (Monolith), Russia/Baltic States (West), South Korea (Noori), and Israel (United King).
Deals also closed in Latin America (IDC), the Middle East (Front Row), Indonesia (PT Amero), Malaysia (Universal Excel), the Philippines (Captive), Hong Kong (Intercontinental), Thailand (M Pictures), Vietnam (Noori/Megastar), Singapore (Cathay), Taiwan (CMC), Southeast Asian TV (Fox/Star), and Jaguar (airlines/ships).
Along with Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, and Drea de Matteo star in the story of the grown-up survivor of a massacre who years later revisits the events of that fateful night.
Gilles Paquet-Brenner directs and Exclusive Media produces with Stephane Marsil of Hugo Films, Theron’s Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix, and Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman and Matt Rhodes. Exclusive Media’s Matt Jackson serves as producer with the company’s Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, and Alex Brunner on board as executive producer with Peter Safran.
“Best-selling author of three novels including Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn has proven to be the big draw card to buyers as well as the film’s all-star cast, and the response so far has been incredible,” said Alex Walton, Exclusive Media president of international sales and distribution.
Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.
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