Berlin 2012: Buyers Circle 'Better Living Through Chemistry'

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Geoff Moore and David Posamentier's Olivia Wilde, Judi Dench, Sam Rockwell and Michelle Monaghan starrer sparks presale frenzy at EFM.

BERLIN — The Geoff Moore and David Posamentier co-directed and co-written sex, drugs and possibly murder romp Better Living Through Chemistry starring Olivia Wilde, Judi Dench, Sam Rockwell and Michelle Monaghan has found itself at the center of a flurry of presale deal memos.

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U.K. sales and finance label Ealing Metro International says the Prescience- and Aegis-bankrolled movie has sold throughout Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa with E1 taking Australia and New Zealand and Jaguar handling airline rights as the European Film Market gets into full swing.

The script details the story of a straightlaced pharmacist who stumbles into a world of sex, drugs and possibly murder when he embarks on an affair with a dangerously seductive customer.

Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter, Felipe Marino and Keith Calder will produce the movie.

ICM is handling domestic sales duties on the movie.

Ealing Metro International is jointly owned by Ealing Studios and film financier Prescience.

Through Prescience and its Aegis Film Fund, Ealing Metro works with independent producers to help develop and finance projects to add to its sales slate.