Cannes: Wrekin Hill Picks Up 'Siberian Education'
Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Gabriele Salvatores’ Siberian Education, starring John Malkovich, Arnas Feravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius, Eleanor Tomlinson, Peter Stormare, Jonas Trukanas and Vitalji Porsnev.
Wrekin Hill, headed by president and CEO Chris Ball, plans to release the film in late 2013. It has already been released in several territories including Italy, where it has taken in more than $6 million at the box office.
Based on the novel by Nicolai Lilin, with a screenplay by Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli and Salvatores, the film is set in the ghetto of Soviet Russia and follows two boys who are members of a gang of exiled Siberians.
It was produced by Catteya’s Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Satabilini and Marco Chimenz and executive produced by Gina Gardini.
The deal was negotiated by Rene Cogan and Alex Mandell for Wrekin Hill with WestEnd Films on behalf of the filmmakers. WestEnd is handling international sales.