Cannes: Bruce Willis' 'Cargo' Sells Around the Globe (Exclusive)
Max Adams is directing the action-thriller, starring the actor as a professional thief and crime boss trying to score the profits from another crook's heist.
Bruce Willis' star appeal among foreign film and television buyers is evident at this year's Cannes film market, where his newly announced film Precious Cargo has sold out in major territories across the globe.
Max Adams is directing the action-thriller, starring Willis as a professional thief and crime boss trying to score the profits from another crook's heist. The movie, set to shoot in Biloxi, Mississippi, is based on a short film Adams directed and wrote in 2008.
Precious Cargo is part of a 10-picture deal between Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier's Highland Film Group, which is handling the film internationally. Grindstone and Lionsgate has already secured domestic rights to Precious Cargo. EFO, which also made Extraction with Willis, partnered with Herrick Entertainment and Mann Made Films on Precious Cargo.
Highland has sold Precious Cargo in China, Australia, France, Germany, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Scandinavia, Latin America, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, the Middle East, Greece, Turkey and South Africa. A U.K. deal was previously announced.