TF1 Picks Up International Rights to '388 Arletta Avenue'
PARIS – TF1 International has moved in to 388 Arletta Avenue on its way to Los Angeles for the AFM with the French sales company announcing that it has snagged international rights to Canadian director Randall Cole's thriller.
TF1 is also handling several other new titles, including YouTube sensation-turned-feature film Hobo With a Shotgun plus Gallic titles The Law of Violence and Ducoboo.
388 Arletta Avenue stars Nick Stahl in a "found footage" film told through the eyes of a stalker. The film is produced by Steven Hoban and Splice helmer Vincenzo Natali and will start shooting late November in Toronto with a 2011 release.
EOne is handling domestic distribution in Canada, and Optimum Releasing will launch the film in the UK.
Hobo is the feature-length version of the faux trailer by the same title that won the Grindhouse Trailer Contest at SXSW and then became a YouTube sensation after being made for just $150.
Produced by Rhombus Media's Niv Fichman, Yer Dead Productions' Rob Cotterill and Whizbang Films' Frank Siracusa, the already completed Hobo will be released in 2011 in Canada via Alliance Films and in the U.K. with Momentum Pictures.
Pierre Lacan's thriller The Law of Violence stars A-list French talent Jean-Paul Rouve, Claude Brasseur and Olivier Gourmet and is produced by Sombrero's Films with Haut et Court distributing in France.
Family comedy Ducoboo starring Elie Semoun and based on a best-selling comic book is set for a June 2011 release in France via UGC and is looking for buyers in other territories.
TF1 International will also waltz into the market with Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz after snagging the title at the Festival de Cannes in May.