STUDIOCANAL today announced their acquisition of RUFUS NORRIS' feature debut BROKEN starring TIM ROTH and CILLIAN MURPHY, introducing ELOISE LAURENCE.
Deal was completed between Danny Perkins of STUDIOCANAL and Carole Baraton of WILD BUNCH following the recent Cannes Critics' Week Premiere. BROKEN most recently picked up The Audience Award at The Odessa Film Festival.
Danny Perkins comments "We are delighted to be working with Rufus Norris on his first feature film 'BROKEN,' a fresh and moving drama that is sure to please U.K. audiences. At STUDIOCANAL we strive to support and nurture the best in new British talent and Rufus is no exception"
BBC Films and BFI present in association with LIPSYNC Productions and Bill Kenwright Films a CUBA PICTURES Production, BROKEN. A powerful, captivating and heartbreaking exploration of love in all its many forms: idealized, unrequited, unwanted, and - ultimately - unconditional. A film by Rufus Norris written by Mark O'Rowe (INTERMISSION, BOY A) adapted from the novel by Daniel Clay Produced by Dixie Linder, Tally Garner, Nick Marston & Bill Kenright. Joe Oppenheimer and Norman Merry Executive Produce.
Rufus Norris is a multi-award winning theatre director who came to prominence in 2001 with his production of Afore Night Came at the Young Vic, for which he won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Upcoming productions include Dr Dee with Damon Albarn at the ENO as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
In 2009, Rufus made his screen debut with the short film KING BASTARD, written by Tanya Ronder and produced by BBC Films.
ABOUT CUBA PICTURES
Cuba Pictures is run by Nick Marston, Tally Garner and Dixie Linder. They co-producedVernon God Little on stage with the Young Vic, directed by Rufus Norris and nominated for Best New Play at the 2008 Olivier Awards, and the Channel 4 filmBoy A, directed by John Crowley and written by Mark O'Rowe which was nominated for Best Single Drama at the 2008 Television Baftas and won 5 Baftas in total including Best Actor for Andrew Garfield and Best Director amongst other awards. It was sold to The Weinstein Company for international theatrical release and screened at the London, Berlin, Toronto, Tribeca and Dinard film festivals.
Established in May 1999, STUDIOCANAL theatrical UK has established a reputation for an innovative approach to distribution. A passion for film and commitment to creativity is central to STUDIOCANAL's activity in the UK market together with the desire to work collaboratively with our filmmakers to achieve the best possible results.
STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe's leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sale of international feature films. STUDIOCANAL is the only studio operating simultaneously in three main territories across Europe: France, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company distributes a total of more than 50 films a year throughout Europe. Additionally, STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important libraries in the world, with more than 5,000 international titles.
STUDIOCANAL's production ambitions to date have included Rowan Joffe's debut feature BRIGHTON ROCK starring Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough and Helen Mirren; Joe Cornish's critically acclaimed ATTACK THE BLOCK, the first project to emerge from a partnership with Big Talk, Nick Murphy's debut feature THE AWAKENING starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton, Tomas Alfredson's award-winning cold war thriller TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley with Colin Firth, John Hurt, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Roger Lloyd Pack, Simon McBurney, Christian McKay and Mark Strong rounding out a powerhouse cast. Current projects include Ben Wheatley's Cannes hit SIGHTSEERS, Jeremy Lovering's IN FEAR, Michael Winterbottom's untitled Paul Raymond Project, the Coen's INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Susanne Bier's SERENA, Dan Mazer's hotly anticipated comedy I GIVE IT A YEAR and James Griffith's feature film directorial debut CUBAN FURY currently in Production.