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CANNES 2010 Market / Italy

Vallanzasca first title for Fox-Fortissimo

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Currently in post-production, Michele Placido’s Vallanzasca is the first title of the multi-picture agreement signed by Fox International Productions (FIP) and Fortissimo Films, in which the independent film sales company will sell a series of high-profile, original-language films for the US major.

As per the announcement at Cannes, Fortissimo will handle international sales on mutually agreed FIP projects in the majority of territories. For Vallanzasca , Fortissimo holds all rights excluding Italy, France, Germany and Scandinavia, while Fox will distribute Vallanzasca in Italy and Germany in autumn.

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Based on the life of notorious mobster Renato Vallanzasca (see news ), Placido’s film features a European cast with Kim Rossi Stuart (Romanzo Criminale) in the lead, alongside Paz Vega (Sex and Lucia [+see also:
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) and Moritz Bleibtreu (The Baader Meinhof Complex [+see also:
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).

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(Translated from Italian)

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