Daniel Bruhl Signs as New Partner at Berlin's Amusement Park Film
The 'Rush' and 'Inglourious Basterds' star will be an equal partner in the shingle behind 'A Most Wanted Man' and the upcoming 'Land of Mine' and 'Remainder.'
German actor Daniel Bruhl has become a partner at Amusement Park Film, a Berlin-based production company.
The star of Rush and Inglourious Basterds, who appears in Marvel's upcoming Captain America: Civil War, will join Amusement Park's Malte Grunert and Klaus Dohle to develop and produce film and TV projects, with a focus on English-language productions.
Bruhl first worked with Grunert on A Most Wanted Man, Anton Corbijn's adaptation of the John Le Carre novel of the same name, which Amusement Park co-produced.
“For a few years now I have had the wish to involve myself in the creative and commercial process of filmmaking beyond my usual role as an actor,” said Bruhl in a statement. “It was always clear that I wanted to do this in a partnership with people that shared the same taste and values. Being based in Berlin, but working mostly internationally, it took a while, but I am convinced I have now found the perfect partnership, both structurally as well as creatively."
Added Grunert: “I always knew Daniel as a great actor, but as we got to know each other following the filming of A Most Wanted Man, we felt we shared the same taste and passion for working with talented filmmakers, at home in Germany as well as internationally. I think our networks of partners complement each other very well, as do our past experiences and approaches to the industry.”
Bruhl will be an equal partner in Amusement Park with Grunert and Dohle, with Grunert running the day-to-day business as managing director. Dohle, who also produces under his Erfttal banner, has been an active investor in the German film business for many years.
Founded by Grunert in 2009, Amusement Park has produced or co-produced 11 feature films to date, including A Most Wanted Man and David Mackenzie’s Perfect Sense. Titles in the pipeline include Remainder, Omer Fast's adaptation of the Tom McCarthy best-seller, which is in post; new projects by Mackenzie, Lone Scherfig (An Education) and a new project by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, screenwriters on James Bond films Skyfall and the upcoming Spectre.
Grunert will be attending the Toronto International Film Festival this week with Amusement Park's Land Of Mine, a Danish/German co-production set in the wake of WWII, which opens TIFF's Platform section on Thursday, Sept. 10. Bruhl will celebrate the world premiere of his latest film, Colonia, co-starring Emma Watson and directed by Florian Gallenberger, which bows in Toronto on Sept. 13.