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Paramount Pictures has picked up U.S. distribution rights to The Moon and The Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan as King Louis XIV in a tale of how the French monarch tries to achieve immortality by stealing the life force from a mermaid. The studio is slating the historical fantasy for a wide release on April 10, 2015.
The cast also includes William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Bingbing Fan.
Sean McNamara has directed the film from the novel same name by Vonda N. McIntyre, with a script by Laura Harrington, with revisions by Bill Mechanic and Barry Berman, Harrington, James Schamus and Ron Bass. Mechanic, chairman and CEO of Pandemonium Films, who brought the project to Paramount, produced Moon along with Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara and David Brookwell.
International sales are being handled by Good Universe.
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