Lionsgate swoops on Ruby Rose, Jean Reno thriller 'The Doorman' (exclusive)
By Jeremy Kay / Screen Daily
Lionsgate has swooped on US rights to thriller The Doorman starring Ruby Rose from The Meg and Jean Reno, which is shooting now and remains available for select territories in Cannes. Double Dutch International CEO Jason Morning handles sales and has reported a raft of deals since he brought the project to market at the EFM in Berlin.
Japanese director Ryûhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train) directs the story of a former Marine officer (Rose) who gets a job as the doorman at a labyrinthine New York apartment. Her efforts to live out a peaceful life are shattered when the building comes under attack from mercenaries hell-bent on finding valuable art hidden in the walls. Harry Winer of Smash Media, Moring, Michael Philip, Phin Glynn, Sara Shaak, and Shayne Putzlocher are producing.
The Doorman has gone to France (Mediawan), Germany and Benelux (Splendid), Spain (Avalon), Japan (Genco), Eastern Europe (SPI International), Indonesia (Prima Cinema), Middle East (Eagle Films), and pan Asia (Pay TV Fox).
DDI’s Cannes line-up includes Think Like A Dog with Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox, Becoming with Toby Kebbel and Penelope Mitchell, Sometimes Always Never with Bill Nighy, A Violent Separation with Brenton Thwaites and Alycia Debnam-Carey, and the recently announced Girl with Bella Thorne.
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