- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
A Belgian thriller centered around an attempt to kill the American president has struck a chord with international distributors.
Almost a month after AFM closed its doors for another year, U.K.-based sales banner The Works International has announced a raft of deals for The Prime Minister, Erik Van Looy’s English- and Flemish-language feature that has already taken $2.8 million in its home country since releasing five weeks ago.
The film has been acquired by Trade Media (France), DDDream (China), Aya Pro (Japan), Discovery (Former Yugoslavia) and Viswas Films (India), adding to Square One (Germany), Flins Y Piniculas (Spain) and Dutch Film Works (Holland), which had been previously announced. The Works is in the closing stage of deals for Turkey, the Middle East and Italy.
Shot and set in Brussels, The Prime Minister follows the story of the Belgium prime minister who, on his way to a summit meeting, is kidnapped. He soon learns that his wife and children are being held hostage and that they will only survive if he kills the person he is due to meet later that day: the president of the United States.
The deals were brokered by The Works International’s head of international sales, Clare Crean, together with sales and marketing executive, Edrianne Wenger.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day