'Road' show: 2929 takes pair abroad
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2929 International hit home runs in several international territories on two big projects: James Gray's "Two Lovers" starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow, and John Hillcoat's "The Road" starring Viggo Mortensen.
"Lovers" is the tale of a Brooklyn man who can't decide between his parents' choice for a bride and the neighbor who becomes his obsession. 2929 sold the film to Wild Bunch for France and Benelux, Bim Distribution for Italy, Lusomundo for Portugal, United King for Israel, ECS for the Middle East, Aqua Group for Turkey, Sandrew for Scandinavia and EEAP for Eastern Europe.
"Road" is based on Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and recent Oprah's Book Club selection. Mortensen stars as a father travelling across the country with his son through a post-apocalyptic landscape. The film was sold to Icon for the U.K. and Australia (birthplace of the slightly similar "Mad Max"), Metropolitan for France and Scanvox for Scandinavia.
2929's third offering, "The Burning Plain," sold out most of its international territories under president Shebnem Askin. An announcement is expected in the next few days.