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Cannes: Sony Classics Buys Jim Jarmusch Film ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

Cannes: More Domestic Activity Than Expected; Offshore Soft; Russia In A “Panic”Cannes: More Domestic Activity Than Expected; Offshore Soft; Russia In A “Panic”

Sony Pictures Classics announced today it has acquired all North American rights to Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, which will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday in the In Competition section. The film was produced by Jeremy Thomas of Recorded Picture Company and Reinhard Brundig of Pandora Film.  Christos Konstantakopoulos of Fairilo House served as executive producer. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright, drama takes place in Detroit and Tangier and follows the love story between a musician and his enigmatic lover. Thorsten Schumacher and Jan Spielhoff for HanWay Films and ICM negotiated the deal.

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