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TORONTO — Entertainment One has acquired three movie titles for the Canadian market, including Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne‘s Little Prince and Somnia, which stars Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane.
Entertainment One Films Canada plans a Thanksgiving 2016 release for Little Prince, the big-screen take on The Little Prince, the classic French novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Little Prince is produced by Onyx Films’ Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam, and Paramount has U.S. rights.
The Canadian film division of eOne also acquired the horror pic Somnia from Oculus director Mike Flanagan and sales agent Sierra Affinity.
The Canadian distributor plans an early 2015 theatrical release for Somnia, about an orphaned child, played by Jacob Tremblay, whose dreams and nightmares manifest physically as he sleeps.
Bosworth and Jane will play the child’s parents.
Relativity has gained the rights for a U.S. release for Somnia, which Demarest Films and MICA Entertainment are financing, with Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy, Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson producing.
Mali Elfman and D. Scott Lumpkin are executive producers.
Viral is an IM Global and Blumhouse Productions film, with Jason Blum serving as a producer for Blumhouse, Matt Kaplan for Chapter One Films and Sherryl Clark for Busted Shark.
Viral is being handled in the U.S. by The Weinstein Co./Dimension.
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