With so many potential Oscar heavyweights stealing so much of the Toronto International Film Festival limelight, you’d think many smaller movies screened up north risked getting lost in the crowd, right?
Thankfully, that hasn’t been the case with “Enemy”. Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winning author Jose Saramago and adapted for the big screen by Javier Gullon (“Invasor”), the thriller has reportedly drawn the interest of several big-time US distributors, including The Weinstein Company and Focus Features.
Surprisingly, it looks like A24 Films might actually come off victorious in the Toronto ring, although no deal has been sealed as of yet. Also, the financial details are kept under wraps, so I have no idea if the movie will be pushed to a nationwide or limited release once the studios settle everything.
Again, it’s a little surprising to see A24 nabbing the distribution rights of such a heavily contested flick, since the company has only been formed last year. Then again, Daniel Katz and his crew have had a field day in Canada, already snatching Tom Hardy’s “Locke” and “Under the Skin”, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson.
As for “Enemy”, this is the second Denis Villeneuve directorial effort to come out in 2013 (in addition to the much hyped “Prisoners”) and stars Jake Gyllenhaal in dual roles, as well as Melanie Laurent and Isabella Rossellini.
Via [The Wrap]