Cannes 2012: Concorde Takes Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac,' 'Dirty Dancing' Reboot For Germany
COLOGNE, Germany - Concorde, the theatrical distribution arm of Herbert Kloiber's German media conglomerate Tele Munchen Group, returns from Cannes' Marche du Film with a typically eclectic slate of art house and mainstream titles, including Lars von Trier's upcoming Nymphomaniac from TrustNordisk and Kenny Ortega's remake of romantic comedy classic Dirty Dancing from Lionsgate.
Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk is rejigging Maria Maggenti's original screenplay for the Dirty Dancing reboot, which Ortega (High School Musical) is set to deliver for a summer 2013 release. Concorde has the home entertainment and TV rights in Germany to the original Dirty Dancing (1987), which is a perennial favorite in the territory.
Nymphomaniac marks the third von Trier title Concorde will release in Germany, following Melancholia (2011) and Dogville (2003). The controversial Danish director begins shooting his pornographic drama in Germany this September.
Nymphomaniac is planned as two full-length features. Von Trier will deliver both hard-core and soft-core versions of the film to distributors.
Concorde's other Cannes buys included The Grandmothers, the new literary adaptation from director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) which stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright; and Girl's Night Out, the new period drama from director Michael Hoffman (The Last Station), which features Juno Temple as a young Princess Margaret.