6:42 AM PST 2/15/2016 by Rebecca Ford and Alex Ritman
Matt Damon and Julianne Moore are attached to the crime comedy that’s already been picked up for the U.S. by Paramount and is expected to close more worldwide sales later on Monday.
The George Clooney-helmed Suburbicon, considered one of the hottest projects in the Berlin market, has sold to eOne for the U.K. after its splashy domestic deal to Paramount.
Bloom locked in a slew of sales around the world, including: Germany (Tele München/Concorde); Spain (Tri-Pictures S.A.); Italy (Leone Films); Latin America (Sun Distribution); Canada (Elevation); Greece (Odeon); Hong Kong, (Bravos); Scandinavia (MisLabel); Romania (Odeon); Turkey (Bir); Korea (Woosung); Japan (Tohokushinka Film Corporation); India (PVR); Taiwan (Filmware); Czech Republic (AQS); Poland (Monolith); Australia (Roadshow); Former Yugoslavia (Blitz); Middle East (Salim Ramia).
Clooney, in town for the premiere of opening night film Hail, Caesar!, charmed buyers at a presentation Thursday about his directorial project. A slew of distributors put in bids, with Paramount winning the domestic rights.
Matt Damon and Julianne Moore are attached to star in the film, which has a script by Joel and Ethan Coen, and is set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where a home invasion causes a picture perfect family to turn to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.
Currently in pre-production, Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures. Black Bear Pictures is fully financing the project.
Bloom handled the film’s international rights at the market, while CAA repped U.S. rights.