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In Day 6 of THR’s Berlin Festival daily, buyers at the European Film Market search for the next Twilight, Richard Linklater‘s Before Midnight sells out before its gala premiere, and THR’s annual actors roundtable showcases five hot talents.
Young-Adult Films Main Focus at EFM
With the wildly successful Twilight and Hunger Games film adaptations, it’s clear YA is the go-to genre of the moment. “These films are working at the box office, when a lot of other genres are hit and miss,” said IM Global CEO Stuart Ford.
Before Midnight Sells Out Just Before Berlin Premiere
IM Global has sold out Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, the final film in the Julie Delpy–Ethan Hawke trilogy. The raft of deals was announced hours before the film made its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival following its launch at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where Sony Pictures Classics nabbed U.S. and U.K. rights.
The Berlin Actors Roundtable
The talent gathered for The Hollywood Reporter’s Berlin actors Roundtable are certainly not reluctant to take a walk on the wild side at this year’s Berlinale. Peter Sarsgaard, 41, is a brutal pimp porn husband in Lovelace; Fallon Goodson, 27, plays James Franco’s unstable sister in Maladies; Melanie Laurent, 29, and Jack Huston, 30, are doomed lovers in Bille August’s literary adaptation Night Train to Lisbon; and newcomer Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, 28, the Danish Shooting Star in Berlin this year, won the Berlinale’s best actor Silver Bear in 2012 for his first movie role, as a mad king in the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair.
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