IM Global Brings Katherine Heigl Film ‘The Happytime Murders’: Berlin

Just ahead of next week’s European Film Market in Berlin, Fortissimo Films has come aboard thriller Monsoon Shootout, handling international rights outside India/South Asia, France and Germany. The film, executive produced by Senna director Asif Kapadia, is the feature debut of Amit Kumar, who picked up a couple of awards for his short The Bypass. Shootout follows a rookie cop who has to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on his first assignment. Three different scenarios are explored based on the decision he makes. Currently in post, the film will be ready for a spring/summer delivery. A UK/India production, Shootout is produced by Trevor Ingman of Yaffle Films and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Martijn de Grunt, Arun Rangachari and Shahnaab Alam in association with Arte France. Kapadia and Lee Stone are executive producing. …

Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson are set to star in the romance movie Can A Song Save Your Life?, which John Carney (Once) wrote and is directing. Judd Apatow is aboard as executive producer. Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust will oversee production on the film, which will shoot in June. Exclusive is handling international sales and will unveil the film in Berlin. The plot centers on a woman (Johansson) who moves with her boyfriend to New York to pursue music careers. After he dumps her for a solo contract, she is discovered singing at a local bar by a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo). Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman is producing.

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