Toronto: Tom Hanks' 'A Hologram For The King' Sells Internationally
Tom Tykwer directs the big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel
A Hologram For The King, the upcoming drama that reunites Tom Hanks with his Cloud Atlas director Tom Tykwer, has drawn attention from buyers in Toronto, with Lotus Entertainment closing multiple international territories. The film doesn't yet have a U.S. distributor.
The adaptation of the Dave Eggers' best-seller about a failed American businessman who tries to sell his idea to a wealthy Arab monarch co-stars Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Omar Elba (Intelligence), Tracey Fairaway (Enough Said), David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tom Skerritt (Ted).
Lotus sold Hologram to Scandinavia, Benelux, Poland, Portugal and all of Latin American excluding Mexico. The company also closed for the former Yugoslavia and much of Asia including India, China and Turkey, among other deals.
Icon Film Distribution pre-bought A Hologram For The King for the U.K. and Tykwer's Berlin-based production and distribution company X Filme holds German rights.