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“Disorder” (Maryland) Acquired by Sundance Selects

“Disorder” (Maryland) Acquired by Sundance Selects

Good news everyone: Sundance Selects has acquired the U.S. rights to “Disorder” (Maryland) which premiered earlier this week during the Cannes Film Festival. Variety is reporting the following story:

Sundance Selects is acquiring U.S. rights to Alice Winocour’s “Disorder (Maryland)” following its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.

The thriller with a screenplay by Winocour, stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger and Paul Hamy. It was produced by Dharamsala’s Isabelle Madelaine and Darius Films’ Emilie Tisne.

Schoenaerts plays a French Special Forces soldier hired to ensure the security of Kruger’s character — the wife of a rich Lebanese businessman — at their luxurious villa. Variety‘s Guy Lodge gave the film a strong review, noting “Winocour has the gift of instilling fear at a range of tempos.”

Winocour’s first feature film, “Augustine,” premiered at the 2012 Cannes Critics Week.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Indie Sales Company’s Nicolas Eschbach on behalf of the filmmakers.

Cannes Film Festival – Gallery Additions

We have added more high quality additions of Matthias during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. His movie “Maryland“, in which he co-stars alongside Diane Kruger, premiered during the festival.

Cannes Film Festival – Women In Motion Panel

THR released the full video of Matthias and Salma Hayek during the Kering Talks Women In Motion: Women In Motion Panel. You can find the video below. We also added a few more additional high quality photos of Matthias during the panel in our gallery.

Salma Hayek & Matthias Schoenaerts discuss discrimination against women in Hollywood at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival during their Women in Motion talk Presented by Kering.

Cannes Film Festival – “Maryland” (Disorder) Photocall

Matthias is currently in Cannes for the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. His upcoming movie with Diane Kruger has been selected for the festival as part of the Un Certain Regard selection. The first high quality images of Matthias during the photocall have been added in our gallery. We expect lots of additions later on and be sure to come back later for more coverage of the film festival.

2015 Cannes Schedule

2015 Cannes Schedule

The official schedule for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival has been announced earlier today. Matthias’ upcoming movie “Maryland“, previously “Close Protection“, will have it’s premiere screening on May 16th. The current reported running time is 1h41. No word yet if Matthias will attend the premiere. The festival runs from May 13-24 and be sure to head over to the official website for more information.

New “Maryland” Stills

The French distributor released additional stills of “Maryland” earlier this week including 3 featuring Matthias. We have added the stills in our gallery. The movie is selected for the Cannes Film Festival later this month. We also added a few additonal images of “Far From The Madding Crowd“.

“Maryland” Stills & Official Plot

“Maryland” Stills & Official Plot

Mars Distribution released a new production still of “Maryland“, also reportedly titled “Close Protection“, and we have added it in our gallery. The official plot can be found below (Via Google Translator):

Back from Afghanistan, Vincent, a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, is responsible for ensuring the safety of Jessie, the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman in his “Maryland” property. While he feels a strange fascination for the woman he must protect, Vincent is prone to anxiety and hallucinations. Despite the apparent tranquility on “Maryland” Vincent perceives an external threat …

It was announced earlier today that the movie has been selected for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

“Maryland” (Close Protection) Selected For Cannes 2015!

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival just announced (part of) their line-up for this year’s festival. It was announced that Alice Winocour’ “Maryland” is selected for the festival as part of their Un Certain Regard selection. It was previously reported that the movie was retitled “Close Protection” but looks like they changed it back. The running time for the movie is 1h40 according to the official website. Matthias stars in the movie alongside Diane Kruger. The festival runs from May 13-24.

“Close Protection” Finds International Distributor

Variety is reporting that Indie Sales has picked up the international rights for “Close Protection” – previously titled “Maryland“. The movie is currently in production in France. The first production still was released and we have added it in our gallery.

Indie Sales has picked up international sales rights to Alice Winocour’s “Close Protection,” a French Riviera-set thriller toplining Matthias Schoenaerts (“Rust and Bone,” “The Drop”) and Diane Kruger.

Pic marks Winocour’s follow-up to “Augustine,” which unspooled in Cannes Critics Week in 2012 as well as Toronto.

Penned by Winocour and lensed by cinematographer George Lechaptois, “Close Protection” stars Schoenaerts as Vincent, a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan who is suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. He gets hired to ensure security at the luxury villa of a Lebanese businessman, his wife (Diane Kruger) and son on the French Riviera.

“The quality of the script and the great talent of Alice Winocour, not to mention the incredible casting, are making me very confident on the international film’s potential,” said Nicolas Eschbach, founder and president of Indie Sales, which will start shopping the movie at AFM.

“Close Protection” will be completed in the spring. Steohane Celerier’s Mars Distribution will release the movie in France.

At AFM, Indie Sales is also selling Stefano Sollima’s “Suburra.”

Close Protection” is expected to be released in 2015.

Matthias & Diane Kruger to Star in “Maryland”

Deadline is reporting that Matthias is set to star opposite Diane Kruger in “Maryland“.

Diane Kruger has set two indie features to fill her winter schedule. German-born Kruger (Wicker Park, Inglourious Basterds, The Host) will first head to the south of France to film Maryland for director Alice Winocour, the helmer who made her debut two years ago with the Cannes entry Augustine. The film tracks an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he’s out of town. Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, Rust and Bone) will play the soldier. Dharamsala and Darius Films are producing. Schoenaerts will be seen next in Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From the Madding Crowd which Fox Searchlight will release in May. He is repped by CAA and UBBA in France.

Matthias mentioned he was heading to France after “The Drop” promotion to the Belgium press so we assume the production will start soon.

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