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Neil Jordan’s psychological thriller Greta has landed a North American rights deal with Focus Features, with a source pegging it at about $4 million.
The movie made its debut Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival and drew immediate interest from prestige distributors.
Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz star in the film about a young woman (Moretz) who befriends a lonely widow (Huppert). Things then take an obsessive and sinister turn.
Jordan (The Crying Game) also wrote the screenplay with Ray Wright. Greta marks Jordan’s first film since the vampire movie Byzantium, which starred Saoirse Ronan and made its world premiere at TIFF in 2012.
Lawrence Bender, James Flynn, Sidney Kimmel and John Penotti produced the new pic.
Focus already had acquired U.K. rights to Greta before the festival. Along with North American rights, Focus also picked up Australia and New Zealand and China.
CAA and Endeavor Content negotiated the deal, while Sierra/Affinity is handling international territories.
This story also appears in The Hollywood Reporter’s Sept. 9 daily issue at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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