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2024 May 13

“The Substance” Sells to France’s Metropolitan

“The Substance” Sells to France’s Metropolitan

Buzzy Cannes Competition Title ‘The Substance,’ Starring Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore, Sells to France’s Metropolitan

VARIETY – “The Substance,” Coralie Fargeat’s buzzy horror movie starring Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore, has sold to one of France’s biggest distributors, Metropolitan FilmExport, ahead of its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Match Factory is handling international sales on the movie, and MUBI just acquired the rights in North America, the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Latin America and Benelux, where they will release the film theatrically this year. MUBI has also acquired the movie for Turkey and India.

“We’re very proud to be acquiring ‘The Substance’ by a French director who had already shined with her feature debut, ‘Revenge,’ and has been able to modernize a genre that very few filmmakers can tackle with such artistry,” said Victor Hadida, Metropolitan Filmexport’s co-founder and president.
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2024 May 08

“The Substance” Acquired by Mubi

Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley Body Horror ‘The Substance’ Acquired by Mubi Ahead of Cannes Competition World Premiere

VARIETY – Mubi has kicked off its 2024 Cannes Film Festival early and in style, acquiring worldwide rights to one of the buzziest films set to premiere in competition.

The arthouse distributor, production banner and streamer has landed Coralie Fargeat’s body horror “The Substance,” starring Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley and Denis Quaid, picking up all rights for North America, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Latin America and Benelux, where it will release theatrically this year. Mubi has also acquired the rights for Turkey and India. The Match Factory, owned by Mubi, is handling sales for all other territories.

Written and directed by Fargeat, who made a noise with her debut, 2017’s action-thriller “Revenge,” “The Substance” goes into Cannes with a significant amount of intrigue, having been produced by Working Title, the Brit banner best known for rom-coms and prestige dramas.

“Have you ever dreamed of a better version of yourself?” reads the description for “The Substance” on the festival website. “You should try this new product: The Substance. It changed my life. With The Substance, you can generate another version of yourself, younger, more beautiful, more perfect… Just share the time. One week for one, one week for the other. A perfect balance of seven days. Easy isn’t it?”
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2024 May 01

Margaret Joins “Huntington”

Studiocanal And A24 Team On Revenge Thriller ‘Huntington’ Starring Glen Powell; Margaret Qualley And Ed Harris Join Cast

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: A24 has come aboard as domestic distributor of John Patton Ford’s Huntington, with the revenge thriller also adding Ed Harris and Margaret Qualley to a cast that already features Glen Powell. The film follows Becket Redfellow (Powell), the heir to a multibillion-dollar fortune who will stop at nothing to get what he deserves … or what he thinks he deserves.

Ford will direct from his original screenplay inspired by Studiocanal’s Comedy library title Kind Hearts and Coronets.

Studiocanal is fully financing the film with casting director Lucy Bevan handling all casting.

EVP Global Production Ron Halpern and SVP Global Production Joe Naftalin will oversee for Studiocanal, along with Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent at Blueprint Pictures.

CEO Anna Marsh, with Halpern and Naftalin, said in a statement: “We are thrilled to be working closely again with our friends at A24 and Blueprint in bringing this incredibly special project to life. John has assembled a dream array of on-screen talent in the extraordinary Glen Powell, Margaret Qualley and Ed Harris, with others to be announced very soon. We can’t wait to begin filming, and to share this wildly entertaining thriller with audiences around the world next year!”

Qualley is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer Weber.

2024 Apr 16

Margaret Exits Amanda Knox Limited Series at Hulu

VARIETY – Margaret Qualley is no longer going to star in Hulu‘s limited series about Amanda Knox, Variety has confirmed.

The untitled series was announced in March with Qualley set to star and executive produce. She has reportedly exited the project due to scheduling conflicts. The role will now be recast.

Hulu has ordered eight one-hour episodes of the show. The official description states that it is “based on the true story of how Knox was wrongfully convicted for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher and her 16-year odyssey to set herself free.”

2023 Apr 17

“Drive-Away Dolls” Gets Release Date

Ethan Coen’s Margaret Qualley & Geraldine Viswanathan ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ To Park At Cinemas This Fall

DEADLINE – Ethan Coen’s Focus Features and Working Title comedy caper, Drive-Away Dolls, will open on Sept. 22. It won’t be a surprise to see this Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan movie among the lineups of the fall film festival trifecta.

Written by Coen and Tricia Cooke, Drive-Away Dolls follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way. Coen also directs. Producers are Coen, Cooke, Robert Graf, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Beanie Feldstein, Pedro Pascal, Colman Domingo, Bill Camp and Matt Damon also star.

While Focus has domestic, Universal Pictures International will be handling abroad.