Relativity Alum Tucker Tooley Teams With eOne for First-Look Deal (Exclusive)
The former president of Relativity Studios will develop films with eOne via his Tooley Productions banner, and handle domestic projects on a case-by-case basis.
Tucker Tooley, the former president of Relativity Studios, has signed a first-look co-financing and international distribution deal with eOne.
The pact calls for Tooley to develop films via his Tooley Productions banner that would be co-financed and produced with eOne. On the flip side, eOne will exclusively manage distribution rights to his projects in the U.K., Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain.
Additionally, as part of eOne’s partnership with Sierra Pictures, the latter’s Sierra/Affinity label will service the projects in international sales in the territories outside of eOne’s purview.
Domestically, Tooley will handle his projects on a case-by-case basis. For example, Den of Thieves, which has Gerard Butler attached to star, is set up at STX, while Hunter Killer, another Butler project, is with Millennium Films.
"We are delighted to be working with Tucker, whose deep industry relationships and creative instincts make him a standout partner for us," said eOne global film group president Steve Bertram. “We are very excited to join forces to develop, finance and produce films with strong global appeal.”
Tooley launched his own production banner after stepping down from Relativity in October. While there, he executive produced David O. Russell’s The Fighter, which earned seven Oscar nominations and won two. His additional producer/executive producer credits include Neil Burger’s Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper; Dear John, starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried; Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven; and Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire.
Tooley also produced the 2013 summer box office hit We’re the Millers for Warner Bros., which grossed $270 million worldwide. He is currently developing 6 Below, a Scott Waugh thriller based on the true story of former Olympic hockey player Eric LeMarque, who got lost snowboarding in a massive storm.
WME Global repped Tooley in the deal.