Cannes: eOne Inks Major Deals For David Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars'


TORONTO – David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars has pointed the way to major territorial sales deals for Entertainment One in Cannes.

The Canadian distributor on Monday confirmed it has sold Cronenberg’s next picture to Cineart in the Benelux, Monolith in Poland, Mis Label in Scandinavia and Gmight in Iceland.

Other Cannes deal-making for the Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson-starrer include sales to Switzerland’s PatheAG, Lusomundo in Portugal, Turkey’s Calinos, Israel’s Shani and Hollywood in Greece.

Entertainment One reports it is also close to inking deals for C.I.S., the Middle East, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Hong Kong and India.

Longtime Cronenberg producer Martin Katz and his Prospero Pictures shingle are co-financing Maps to the Stars with Entertainment One, which is also handling worldwide sales and distribution.

Mia Wasikowska, Sarah Gadon, Olivia Williams, newcomer Evan Bird and John Cusack round out the ensemble cast for Maps to the Stars.

The indie thriller that offers a ghost story and critique of celebrity-obsessed society in Los Angeles is set to shoot in July in Toronto and Los Angeles.

Maps to the Stars marks Prospero’s fourth collaboration with Cronenberg, most recently on A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis, which also starred Pattinson and Gadon.

The film is being produced by Katz and SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd.

Sentient Entertainment's Renee Tab, Cronenberg's manager, will executive produce.

Integral Films’ Alfred Hurmer is co-producing.

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