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CANNES May 18, 2013 – Sierra/Affinity announced today that HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER, which marks Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, is attracting international buyers at this year’s Cannes Film market with the film being sold to a total of 20 international distributors to date.
Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Rob Zabrecky will star in this modern fantasy-drama, based on a script by Gosling that commenced principal photography this month in Detroit. Last week Warner Bros acquired U.S. rights to the project which marked the first major acquisition of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
To date, Sierra/Affinity has sold the film to (territory/distributor):
|Australia/ NZ||Entertainment One Australia|
|CIS||Top Film Distribution /
|Hong Kong||Golden Scene|
|Latin America||Sun Distribution|
|Malaysia/ Singapore||MVP Entertainment|
|Middle East||Eagle Films|
|South Africa||Ster Kinekor|
Marc Platt and Adam Siegel are producing HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER on behalf of Marc Platt Productions, along with Gosling via his Phantasma Films banner, and Michel Litvak and David Lancaster via the Bold Films banner.
HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
ABOUT MARC PLATT PRODUCTIONS
Marc Platt stands among the few producers who have successfully bridged the worlds of theatre, film and television. His projects have garnered a combined 7 Academy Award® nominations, 16 Tony nominations, 12 Golden Globe® nominations and 19 Emmy® nominations. In theatre, Platt is the producer of Broadway’s blockbuster “Wicked,” which The New York Times recently called “the defining musical of the decade,” as well as “Three Days of Rain” which starred Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper. Platt’s films include the smash hit “Legally Blonde” and its sequel, “Legally Blonde 2,” starring Reese Witherspoon; the critical and fan-favorite “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” directed by Edgar Wright, starring Michael Cera; the musical “Nine” directed by Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson and Fergie; the critically acclaimed “Rachel Getting Married,” directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Anne Hathaway; the 2008 summer hit “Wanted,” starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman; and “Cop Out” starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.
In television, Mr. Platt won the Golden Globe® Award for Best Miniseries for “Empire Falls” (HBO) starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ed Harris, Helen Hunt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Platt also executive produced “Once Upon A Mattress,” starring Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman (ABC); the Emmy® Award winning miniseries “The Path To 9/11” (ABC); and the hit MTV series “Taking The Stage.”
Prior to establishing his production company, Marc Platt served as president of production for three movie studios: Orion, TriStar and Universal.
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