Cannes: Download THR's Day 4 Daily
The fest's fourth daily issue includes a look at Roland Emmerich's 'Moonfall' and why buyers are falling for rom-coms again.
The Hollywood Reporter has released its fourth Cannes Film Festival daily issue, which includes a look at Roland Emmerich's new sci-fi film and why there's a renewed interest in rom-coms among buyers.
Cannes' Biggest Deal
Just hours after presenting Roland Emmerich's new sci-fi epic Moonfall to international buyers on Wednesday, Stuart Ford's AGC Studios and CAA Media Finance inked an eight-figure deal for the film, preselling rights to Germany and Switzerland to the new distribution and production group backed by New York private equity giant KKR. The deal, the biggest of the Cannes market so far, is with the still-unnamed conglomerate formed earlier this year when KKR acquired German indie distributors Tele Munchen Group (TMG) and Universum. THR looks into the craze over Emmerich's new sci-fi film.
Love is in the Air
The Cannes market is best known for its dramas and action and sci-fi projects of late, but, on the heels of the success of Crazy Rich Asians ($238.5 million worldwide) and Netflix’s viral rom-coms, there’s a renewed interest in romantic comedies — and in a way, it hasn’t been seen before. "It used to be that rom-coms had to have two A-level names," says Radiant Films’ Mimi Steinbauer, who is selling both Plus One, the wedding guest rom-com that recently played at the Tribeca Film Festival, and Unplugging, a package starring Matt Walsh and Isla Fisher as a couple who try to get off the grid to rekindle their romance.