AFM 2012: Senator's Buying Spree Continues With 'Genius,' 'Absolutely Anything,' 'And So It Goes'
COLOGNE, Germany – German distributor Senator Film, still flush after the blockbuster success of French comedy Intouchables here, stocked up on new titles from the American Film Market, securing German theatrical rights for And So It Goes, Genius and Absolutely Anything in a deal with rights group Telepool.
Genius is a biopic from British theater director Michael Grandage which stars Michael Fassbender as the writer Thomas Wolfe and Colin Firth as his publisher, Max Perkins. Skyfall screenwriter John Logan will adapt the screenplay for the film from A.Scott Berg's biographical novel Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.
And So It Goes, one of the hottest pre-sale titles out of AFM this year, is a best-agers romantic comedy starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton from director P.J. Hogan (My Best Friend's Wedding). Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything is an animated sci-fi comedy featuring the surviving members of Monty Python - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, together with Robin Williams.
Senator will bow all three titles in German theaters in 2014.