Variety by Leo Barraclough

31 Oct Lionsgate Takes U.K. Rights to Gemma Arterton’s ‘Summerland’

Embankment Films has sold British rights to Lionsgate U.K. for romantic drama “Summerland,” starring Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Variety has been given the exclusive first-look image for the film, which has just wrapped production. The pic is the feature debut of British playwright Jessica Swale, who won an Olivier Award for...

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28 Jan Embankment Nabs Wim Wenders’ ‘Submergence’ With Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy

U.K. sales banner Embankment has acquired Wim Wenders’ “Submergence,” an epic love story with Oscar-nominated Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) and James McAvoy (“X-Men”) in the run up to Berlin Film Festival. One of the most buzzed-about projects to be pitched at next month’s European Film...

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