Unique: UK sales firm Cornerstone Katherine Hardwick has sold on package to international territories mafia mama Starring Toni Collette.
The film will follow a suburban American woman who inherits her grandfather’s mafia empire, and defies everyone’s expectations, including her own, as the new head of the family business, directed by the firm’s trusted consigliere. dusk Filmmaker Hardwicke is directing.
Monica Bellucci and Rob Huebel also star with production, which is due to begin in Italy in late spring, 2022. amora Producer Cattleya recently joined as an executive producer. Additional casting is in process.
Cornerstone has cut deals with Signature (UK), Square 1 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Dia Planeta/Tripictures (Spain), Scanbox (Scandy), and BF Distribution (Lat M).
Pre-sales have also kicked off with Unicorn Media (CIS), Vertical (Eastern Europe), Monolith (Poland), Blitz (former Yugoslavia), Belga (Benelux) and Tanvir (Greece and Turkey).
Negotiations are underway with the studio for sales in Australia and the remaining regions including New Zealand, France, Portugal, the Middle East, Israel and Asia.
cornerstone International is handling sales and CAA Media Finance is overseeing US sales.
mafia mama Vocab Films is an Idea(L) and New Sparta production, based on an original idea by French novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker Amanda Sturres. It is produced by Colette under his Vocab Films banner in association with Stars with Idea(L) and Christopher Simon of New Sparta. The screenplay was written by Debbie June and Michael J. Feldman.
The film will reunite Hardwick, Colette and Simon who had previously worked together on the comedy miss you already with Drew Barrymore,