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 here.
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.