TIFF – EuropaCorp Lands World War II Dramedy “Their Finest” In Competitive Situation


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In one of the few deals to come out of what has been a cool market in Toronto so far, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to , a World War II dramedy starring Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant, and Gemma Arterton. An Education helmer Lone Scherfig directed a by Gay Chiappe, adapted from the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. The was previously featured on the 2014 Brit List.

The story centers around a group of filmmakers who struggle to make an inspirational and patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz of London.

The film was produced by BBC , Amanda Posey of Wildgaze, and Elizabeth Karlsen of Number 9 . Christine Langan, Ed Wethered, Robert Norris, Ian Dunleavy, Peter Watson, and Zygi Kamasa are the executive producers.

While more deals are expected as the festival wraps up this weekend, only a handful have been made so far. Fox Searchlight picked up the Natalie Portman-starring Jackie after a strong response from audiences, particularly surrounding Portman’s performance, the Anne Hathaway sci-fi pic Colossal was snagged by an undisclosed Chinese buyer whose identity is expected to be revealed in the weeks ahead, and the James Gunn-scripted Belko Experiment was bought by Orion and BH Tilt.


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This news was first reported by Variety.


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