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Lionsgate Acquires THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN


 

LIONSGATE ACQUIRES THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN STARRING ROBIN WILLIAMS & MILA KUNIS

NEW YORK, NY, and SANTA MONICA, CA (November 12, 2013) – Landscape Entertainment announced today that LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) has acquired the North American rights to director Phil Alden Robinson’s feature THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo, Peter Dinklage and Hamish Linklater. Landscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper & Tyler Mitchell produced the film with Daniel J. Walker of Force Majeure. The film was financed by MICA Entertainment and Vedette Finance and shot on location in Brooklyn, NY last fall. Cargo Entertainment is handling foreign sales; WME brokered the domestic deal.

Written by Daniel Taplitz, THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN is the story of Henry Altmann (Williams), who is having a horrible day, made much worse by his visit with Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis), who abruptly informs him that he only has 90 minutes to live. After storming out of the hospital in disbelief, Henry panics and races through Brooklyn in an attempt to right all of the wrongs in his life, while Sharon desperately scrambles to find him and get him into surgery.

“We are thrilled that Lionsgate has come aboard for THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN,” says Robinson. “The film features incredible performances by Robin and Mila and a great supporting cast. We cannot wait to share it with audiences across the country. The film pushes us all to face the hypothetical question, “What is important in your life? What is important to you?”

“This is a wonderful film that will be a great day and date theatrical/VOD specialty release for us,” said Marc Danon, Lionsgate Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Development. “Robin Williams and Mila Kunis highlight an immensely talented cast and we look forward to working with Bob and Tyler on this feature.”

ABOUT LANDSCAPE ENTERTAINMENT

Landscape Entertainment is a Beverly Hills based multi-faceted film and television production company founded by Bob Cooper. The company aims to create, develop and produce quality event programming and high-quality entertainment content for distribution across all media platforms, including theatrical, network and cable television.

Landscape has a first-look television deal with EONE, and has developed pilots at various networks including HBO, TNT, SyFy, SHOWTIME, USA, FOX TV, NBC, AMC, Comedy Central, Lifetime, Sundance and Fox Television Studios.

In addition to their work in television, the company currently has multiple feature projects in active development with Disney, Warner Bros, Universal, Beacon, New Regency, and Relativity.

Before forming Landscape Entertainment, Bob Cooper previously served as President of Production at DreamWorks Pictures, President of TriStar Pictures, CEO of Artisan Entertainment and President of HBO Films.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 30 television shows on 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed new series Orange Is The New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Arbitrage and Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever in the U.S.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.