There have been very few deals out of the Toronto International Film Festival so far, which ends on September 18, and that’s odd enough as it is. A major deal closed today when Fox Searchlight grabbed Jackie, and now another has surfaced, but this one is rather more curious. The upcoming monster movie starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, COLOSSAL, has been acquired for North American distribution by a mysterious Chinese buyer.
According to the original report, the Chinese buyer has an upcoming investment in a U.S. distributor and that is when the company who has made a deal for Colossal will reveal itself.
In the film, Hathaway stars as the main character, Gloria, who loses her job and her boyfriend (Dan Stevens) and moves back to her hometown from New York. Then, she discovers that she is strangely connected to and can control a monster in Seoul, South Korea. It was written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo and opened at TIFF over the weekend. Zev Foreman, Nahikari Ipiña, Russell Levine, Dominic Rustam, and Shawn Williamson all produced the film.
The movie is set for a 2017 release.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor
This news was first reported by Deadline.