Toronto: Lone Scherfig's 'Their Finest' Picked Up by EuropaCorp

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'Their Finest'

Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy star in the World War II-set comedy.

Their Finest has been acquired by EuropaCorp in a mid-seven figure deal, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The comedy comes from An Education helmer Lone Scherfig and is set in Britain during World War II. The film follows a young screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) as she comes into her own on a movie set where she is the favorite of a past-his-prime director, played by Bill Nighy. 

Sam Claflin and Jack Huston also star in the pic, which is based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.

Stephen Woolley, Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer and Elizabeth Karlsen produced, with Christine Langan, Ed Wethered, Robert Norris, Ivan Dunleavy, Peter Watson, Zygi Kamasa and Thorsten Schumacher serving as executive producers.

Their Finest made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

CAA repped the rights to the film. HanWay is selling it in international territories.

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