Toronto: Lotus Stakes ‘A Hologram For The King’ With Tom Hanks And Tom Tykwer

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As international buyers begin to arrive in Toronto for the festival, Lotus Entertainment has staked a big one. Lotus has come on board to handle international sales for A Hologram For The King, the adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel that Tom Hanks will star in and Tom Tykwer will direct in a reteam from Cloud Atlas. Playtone and X Filme Creative Pool are producing.

Lotus will sell foreign rights here in Toronto to get the film ready for an early 2014 production start. CAA will make the domestic deal. Hanks will play a struggling businessman who heads for a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, in a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. Tykwer wrote the script. Deadline first revealed the project as it was mobilizing in June. Read More »

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Lotus, Mayhem Set Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine For Gothic YA Novel Pic ‘Fallen’

By | Friday August 16, 2013 @ 10:10am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Lotus Entertainment and Mayhem Pictures have set Californication’s Addison Timlin and War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine to star in Fallen, an adaptation of Lauren Kate’s best selling YA novel series. Shine helmer Scott Hicks is … Read More »

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Brad Anderson Set To Direct Psychological Thriller ‘Restart’

By | Friday July 19, 2013 @ 12:01pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Lotus Entertainment and Davids Canton Production are partnering on psychological thriller Restart based on Matthew Klein’s novel No Way Back which was published … Read More »

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Lotus Entertainment Lands Thriller Spec ‘Revelation’

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 6:16pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: It has begun to feel like that pre-holiday slumber time, but here is a spec script that just sold in a competitive situation. Lotus Entertainment has landed the rights to Hernany Perla’s spec, Revelation, for a low to mid six figures. Circle Of Confusion’s David Alpert and Stephen … Read More »

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