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German Comedy Star Herbig Switches from Constantin to Warner Bros

October 7, 2012
German Comedy Star Herbig Switches from Constantin to Warner Bros
German Comedy Star Herbig Switches from Constantin to Warner Bros

CANNES – Warner Bros. in Germany has signed a new first-look deal with director and comedy star Michael ‘Bully’ Herbig, the country’s most commercially sucessful filmmaker.

WB will release Herbig’s next two movies in Germany and act as a co-producer together with the filmmaker’s HerbX shingle. Up till now, Herbig has released his films through German mini-major Constantin Film.

The first title under the new Warner deal is Buddy, a comedy which Herbig will write, direct, co-produce and star in. Shooting is set to begin in March 2013. Herbig’s last film as a director, Vicky The Viking (2009), earned close to $40 million at the German box office. His most successful title to date, the Western spoof Manitou’s Shoe, cleared around $85 million in the territory.