Thursday, March 7, 2013

Alan Rickman: Lionsgate U.K. Backs Rickman’s ‘Chaos’ (VARIETY)

LONDON – Lionsgate U.K. has boarded Alan Rickman’s sophomore helming effort “A Little Chaos” as main financier and co-producer alongside BBC Films and Lipsync.

Lionsgate will distrib in Blighty and sell U.S. rights on the project, which stars Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Lionsgate Intl. will handle all other rights, with a sale already concluded with Transmission in Australia.

Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood and Bertrand Faivre will produce the film about rival landscape gardeners both commissioned to create a fountain at Versailles by Louis XIV. Lionsgate’s Zygi Kamasa will exec produce.

“’A Little Chaos’ is the perfect project to continue our increasing investment in British films,” said Kamasa, who aims to make Lionsgate the top distrib for local films in the U.K.


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