Tag Archives: Fox Searchlight
The story of Erwin van Haarlem, a Cold War secret agent whose stolen identity broke the heart of an innocent woman who thought she’d found her long-lost son. To maintain his cover, the spy deceived the woman, Johanna, for 11 years, until MI5 agents caught him red-handed transmitting coded messages.
While most of the Hollywood contingent at Sundance has already left Park City, there are still plenty of festival deals being made, chief among them one for Dee Rees’ acclaimed drama Mudbound, which is the hottest acquisition title left on the board.
The Sundance Film Festival has reached its halfway point and the sales market has been brisk thanks to streaming giants like Amazon and Netflix, who as expected, have been as active as anyone in Park City.
The highly publicized spec Keeper of the Diary from Evan Kilgore and Samuel Franco has sold to Fox Searchlight for a six figure amount. Matti Leshem and Lynn Harris will produce under their Weimaraner Republic Pictures shingle.
The remarkable true story of two strangers from two very different worlds who fight to get Anne Frank’s diary published. Otto Frank, Anne’s father, and Barbara Zimmerman, a young editor at Doubleday Press and fiercely independent woman, determined to make her mark on the world and change it for the better.
As the Toronto market starts to heat up in the festival’s final days, Fox Searchlight in closing a deal to buy the North American distribution rights to A United Kingdom, director Amma Asante’s romantic drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.
A major deal has been brokered at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, with Fox Searchlight picking up the U.S. distribution rights to Jackie starring Natalie Portman.
In a competitive situation, Fox Searchlight has won The Aftermath, the adaptation of the 2013 novel by Rhidian Brook. Ridley Scott is producing, with Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard in talks to star.
In the British Occupied Zone of Hamburg in 1946, an English colonel who has requisitioned a house for his family agrees to share it with the German owners, which creates a charged atmosphere.
A privileged Haitian-American woman is kidnapped for ransom in front of her family and is forced to survive and reclaim her life.
Tells the story of a 50-year-old woman who takes on the local police force after her daughter gets murdered because they seem more interested in torturing black people than serving justice.
Joe Wright is set to explore the supernatural world in the thriller, The Ruins. Wright is partnering with Fox Searchlight under his own production company Shoebox Films to develop the film set in India.
Eileen Dunlop divides her days between caring for her alcoholic father and dealing with juvenile delinquents as a secretary at a boy’s prison, but things get interesting when a new co-worker, Rebecca Saint John, starts to get her out of her rut.
Fox Searchlight has teamed with Scott Rudin to pick up one of the summer’s hottest mystery reads. The taut, suspenseful Eileen has been favorably compared to Gone Girl and has been pitched as The Girl on the Train meets To Die For.
A feature film adaptation of Ravi Patel’s documentary about his family pressuring him to get married and start a family.