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After successfully partnering on Elton John biopic Rocketman, New Republic Pictures, led by producers Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer, has closed on a multi-picture co-financing deal with Paramount.
Under the pact, New Republic, which has a first-look deal with the studio, will partner on a slate of ten feature films, including tentpoles Mission: Impossible 7, Top Gun: Maverick, The Tomorrow War, Infinite anda new Transformers movie, as well as a slate of comedies, dramas and children’s features. Also on the docket are Without Remorse, Coming 2 America, The Tiger’s Apprentice, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Under the Boardwalk.
“The studio has been producing an enviable slate of commercially exciting, quality films, leveraging their storied library, talent relationships and creative instincts to cultivate existing franchises while launching new ones,” said Fischer in a statemento. “We look forward to continuing this fruitful relationship and working closely with Jim, Emma and Andrew and their amazing teams as we look towards an exciting 2021 and beyond,” added Oliver.
Offered Paramount coo Andrew Gumpert, “Our shared success with our partners at New Republic in last year’s ‘Rocketman’ marks only the very beginning of what we know we can achieve as a powerhouse team bringing top-notch films—unrivaled in storytelling and cinematic quality—to audiences everywhere.” On the production side, New Republic has first look deals with Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories and Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films, among others. Their development slate include Family Jewels, a comedy that will reunite Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, and an adaptation of Image Comic Undiscovered Country.
The Paramount deal was negotiated by Latham & Watkins.
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