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Bleecker Street has acquired U.S. rights to the film, adapted from Pulitzer-, Tony- and Academy Award-winner Shanley’s Broadway hit Outside Mullingar. Lionsgate has acquired the title for the U.K.
Wild Mountain Thyme will see Blunt and Dornan play obstinate star-crossed lovers, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms. Production is due to kick off on location in Ireland on Sept. 30.
The film was developed by Mar-Key Pictures and is being produced by Leslie Urdang (The Seagull, Beginners, Rabbit Hole); BAFTA nominee Anthony Bregman (Foxcatcher, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) of Likely Story; Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo of Amasia Entertainment (Them That Follow, The Call); Alex Witchel; and Martina Niland (Once, Sing Street) of Port Pictures.
Andrew Kramer; Jonathan Loughran (Black 47, The Burnt Orange Heresy); and Stephen Mallaghan will executive produce. The film is funded by Amasia Entertainment, Aperture Media Partners and Loughran/Mallaghan. Production leads include two-time Oscar- nominated cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt (The Help, Julie and Julia, Angels in America).
HanWay Films negotiated the deal with Lionsgate UK and has also closed deals with Pathé AG (Switzerland); A Contracorriente (Spain); IDC (Latin America); Madman (Australia and NZ); Nordisk (Scandinavia); NOS Lusomundo (Portugal); Exponenta (CIS, Baltic states); M2 (Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria); Discovery (Ex-Yugoslavia); Front Row (Middle East); Filmarti (Turkey); SHAW (Singapore); and Cinesky (Airlines, Ships).
CAA Media Finance is handling the U.S. rights and negotiated the deal with Bleecker Street together with Andrew Kramer of Loeb & Loeb.
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