German distribs have continued to close acquisition deals in the wake of the Cannes Film Market.
Swiss-German distrib Ascot Elite picked up all German rights for the epic war drama "Emperor" and Robert Pattinson starrer "Mission: Blacklist," while Wild Bunch Germany nabbed Thomas Vinterberg's competition screener "The Hunt," which won star Mads Mikkelsen Cannes' best actor prize.Check out the whole article at the source.
Peter Webber's "Emperor," from Sierra/Affinity, stars Matthew Fox as a general looking to bring Japan's war criminals, including Emperor Hirohito himself, to justice. The film, which co-stars Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur, is currently in post.
Embankment Films' "Mission: Blacklist," by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, follows a U.S. army staff sergeant (Pattinson) who becomes instrumental in the capture of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.