Alliance Films continues buying movies in Cannes

Alliance Films is busily buying movies in Cannes this week to feed its Canadian, British and Spanish release pipelines.
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Alliance Films is busily buying movies in Cannes this week to feed its Canadian, British and Spanish release pipelines.

An Alliance Films spokesman confirmed the indie distributor has pre-bought the rights in all three territories for Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game, set for a 2013 release, and Snitch, the Dwayne Johnson-starring action thriller from Exclusive Media.

The distributor additionally bought The Last Days of American Crime for Canada, Britain and Spain, a heist film for IM Global and Radical Pictures, to be directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Avatar‘s Sam Worthington.

Also in Alliance Films’ Cannes shopping basket are the British rights to Quartet, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut for BBC Films, and the UK and Spanish rights for the Meryl Streep-starrer Great Hope Springs, which David Frankel is directing for Mandate Pictures.

The Canadian distributor also picked up a second Meryl Streep picture, Iron Lady, the Margaret Thatcher biopic to be released stateside by The Weinstein Co.

Other purchases unveiled in Cannes: Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths for Canada and Britain, and Cry Macho, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, for Spain and Canada.