Toronto 2012: Well Go USA Takes U.S. Rights to Chinese Remake 'Dangerous Liaisons'

1:19 PM PST 09/08/2012 by Etan Vlessing

The deal comes as the Zhang Ziyi and Jang Dong-gun-starring adaptation of the French novel has its North American premiere Monday night in Toronto.

TORONTO - Arclight Films’ Asian arm Easternlight has sold the Chinese-language romantic-thriller Dangerous Liaisons to Well Go USA.

The acquisition comes as the remake by Chinese-Korean director Hur Jin-Ho, with Zhang Ziyi  and  Jang Dong-gun in the starring roles, has its North American premiere on Monday night in Toronto at Roy Thomson Hall.

The latest big screen adaptation of the French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos debuted in Cannes.

“Dangerous Liaisons is the perfect addition to our ever-expanding slate of diverse and innovative entertainment,” Doris Pfardrescher, president of Well Go USA Entertainment, said Saturday as the deal was unveiled.

Ying Ye, managing director of Easternlight, repped the film in the U.S. along with Cassian Elwes.

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