Entertainment One acquires worldwide rights to upcoming romantic comedy The F Word starring Daniel Radcliffe
From the highly-praised ensemble filmmaking team of GOON.
Toronto/London – July 17, 2012 –Entertainment One Films (“eOne”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired worldwide rights in all media to the upcoming romantic comedy The F Word. eOne will sell all territories and will also handle theatrical release of the film in the UK and Canada. UTA and Jamie Feldman will handle the sale of the US rights.
Starring the vastly-popular Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series, The Woman in Black) and the talented Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks, It’s Complicated, Revolutionary Road), The F Word takes an insightfully comedic look into the lives of Wallace (Radcliffe) and Chantry (Kazan), two twentysomethings who meet at a party and hit it off, but Chantry has a long-term boyfriend, so acting with the best intentions and maybe a little denial, they decide to confront the challenge of being just friends.
From acclaimed director Mike Dowse (Take Me Home Tonight, Fubar, Goon), writer Elan Mastai (The Samaritan, upcoming Untitled Alan Ball/Elan Mastai Project), executive-producer Jesse Shapira (Goon), and producer David Gross (Goon), production on the film is expected to begin in Summer 2012.
“We’re thrilled to be in business with eOne. We’re incredibly excited about this film and confident that eOne is a very well-suited global partner to bring it to audiences around the world,” said Shapira and Gross.
In November 2011, eOne announced the appointment of Managing Director Sally Caplan and an expansion of its international film division with a greater focus on mainstream films. “We couldn’t be more excited to take international sales rights for The F Word and secure the film for another core eOne territory,” said Caplan.
Caplan and her team are actively seeking multi-territory opportunities for eOne’s global pipeline through new partnerships with producers, filmmakers and distributors worldwide. “The F Word is a romantic coming-of-age comedy that will resonate with audiences across the globe. Daniel Radcliffe is a gifted actor with a committed fan base. As we continue to grow our division, it’s our ideal scenario: talented young filmmakers, brilliant lead and huge international appeal. What more can you ask for.”
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Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
eOne Films International is the division's global sales arm, acquiring titles from leading indie film producers and selling them to distribution partners worldwide. Recent titles generating critical acclaim and strong sales include award winners THE HUNTER, SLEEPING BEAUTY and BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, and Academy Award® nominees INCENDIES, ANIMAL KINGDOM and WASTE LAND. Upcoming titles include SONG FOR MARION and CUT BANK.