Francis Ford Coppola’s Cannes Contender ‘Megalopolis’ Inks Another Raft Of International Distribution Deals

EXCLUSIVE: Francis Ford Coppola‘s $120 million passion project Megalopolis has closed a fresh raft of deals following its buzzy world premiere in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival last week.

It has sold to Australia (Madman Entertainment), Benelux (September Films), Bulgaria (Profilm), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe), Ex- Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom Film), Greece (Feelgood Entertainment), Hungary (Mozinet), Israel (Lev Cinemas), Morocco (Facility Event), Portugal (Midas Filmes) Romania (Independenta Film), Scandinavia (Njutafilms) and Turkey (Bir Film).

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They join five top distributors who acquired the film prior to its world premiere on May 16:  Constantin Film for Germany and all German-speaking territories, including Switzerland and Austria; Eagle Pictures for Italy; Tripictures for Spain; Entertainment Film Distributors Limited for the U.K., and Le Pacte for France.

Coppola’s long-time lawyer Barry Hirsch and Vincent Maraval, president of Goodfellas (ex-Wild Bunch International), brokered the new Megalopolis deals. They are also in advanced negotiations for distribution in Japan, China, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Poland, Latin America and the Middle East.

There is no word yet on a U.S. deal.

Written, produced, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Megalopolis stars Adam Driver, Giancarlo Esposito, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Talia Shire, Jason Schwartzman, Kathryn Hunter, Grace VanderWaal, Chloe Fineman, James Remar, D.B. Sweeney, and Dustin Hoffman.

The feature film is produced by late producer Fred Roos and Barry Hirsch

Megalopolis is billed as a Roman epic fable set in an imagined Modern America.

As per the official logline: “The City of New Rome must change, causing conflict between Cesar Catilina (Driver), a genius artist who seeks to leap into a utopian, idealistic future, and his opposition, Mayor Franklyn Cicero (Esposito), who remains committed to a regressive status quo, perpetuating greed, special interests, and partisan warfare. Torn between them is socialite Julia Cicero (Emmanuel), the mayor’s daughter, whose love for Cesar has divided her loyalties, forcing her to discover what she truly believes humanity deserves.”

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