RAI Cinema Swoops on Ron Howard Thriller ‘Origin of Species’ at Cannes

Italy’s RAI Cinema, which has 4 titles on this yr’s Cannes choice, has closed a deal on Ron Howard’s subsequent film, “Origin of Species,” a scorching mission on the Cannes market starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Ana de Armas, Jude Law and Alicia Vikander.

RAI Cinema chief Paolo Del Brocco stated the corporate – which is the movie arm of Italian state broadcaster RAI – has teamed up with Rome-based Lucisano Media Group to accumulate Italian rights from CAA Media Finance on Howard’s survival thriller penned by Noah Pink (“Tetris”) a couple of a bunch of eclectics who flip their backs on civilization and head to the Galapagos.

In Cannes, RAI Cinema additionally picked up Italian rights from Gaumont on household film “Moon The Panda,” by French filmmaker Gilles de Maistre, who is thought for films about human-animal relationships, comparable to “Mia and the White Lion” and “The Wolf and the Lion.” De Maistre’s newest, in regards to the friendship between a boy and a panda, is ready to shoot later this month in China’s Sichuan mountains.

Speaking to Variety, Del Brocco stated he was notably proud that RAI Cinema co-produced, and will probably be domestically distributing, the three Italian movies competing in Cannes: Nanni Moretti’s “A Brighter Tomorrow,” Marco Bellocchio’s “Kidnapped,” and Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera.” “For us it’s huge that we are bringing so much Italian cinema – and such diverse works – to Cannes,” he stated.

But Del Brocco can be happy that Italy may have the excellence of being the one nation on this planet the place Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” won’t be going out theatrically via Paramount however reasonably RAI Cinema. (The film will nonetheless stream on Apple TV+.)

Scorsese’s newest will probably be launched in Italian film theaters on Oct. 19 by RAI Cinema’s 01 Distribution unit. That’s as a result of Leone Film Group and RAI Cinema collectively acquired Italian rights to the interval thriller early on from Imperative Entertainment when Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have been nonetheless within the early phases of growth on “Killers” along with Imperative co-founders Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas.

Other titles on RAI Cinema’s huge slate with sturdy worldwide parts comprise Uberto Pasolini’s “The Return,” a gritty retelling of Odysseus’ return dwelling from battle that reunites “The English Patient” co-stars Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes and which lately began capturing in Greece; Piero Messina’s English-language science fiction movie “Another End,” starring Gael García Bernal and Renate Reinsve (“The Worse Person in the World”); and Saverio Costanzo’s “Finalmente L’alba,” wherein Lily James Plays a Fifties Hollywood star at Cinecittà. The film is strongly tipped to launch from the Venice Film Festival in September.

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