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TORONTO — Entertainment One has secured multi-territory rights to the Reese Witherspoon-starrer The Good Lie.
The Canadian producer/distributor will handle distribution of the film in the UK, Spain, Benelux and Australia and New Zealand.
Entertainment One inked the distribution deal with Lionsgate International, which acted on behalf of the film’s producers.
The Good Lie is directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) and tells the story of a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys.
“We are pleased to see that our friends at eOne are already realizing the benefits of their recent corporate acquisition. Having them take multiple territory rights for what is designed to be a powerful and important film is a benefit to all parties,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger in a statement.
The film was written by Margaret Nagle (Boardwalk Empire). Ron Howard and Brian Grazer serve as producers on the film, along with Molly Smith and Karen Kahela Sherwood.
The film is executive produced by Kim Roth and Deepak Nayar.
The deal was negotiated by Entertainment One’s worldwide acquisitions lead Lara Thompson, executive vice president of filmed entertainment.
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