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Icon adds five for UK

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Icon adds five for UK
Titles include Ben Younger’s Bleed For This and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young [pictured].

Icon Film Distribution has acquired several new titles for UK distribution.

They include Ben Younger’s Bleed For This starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in the story of champion boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a car accident. Younger (Boiler Room) co-wrote with Pippa Bianco. Martin Scorsese executive produces and The Solution sells internationaly. Younger also produces with Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft.

Icon also bought live action family feature A Bollywoof Tale to be directed by Racing Stripes and Underdog director Frederik Du Chau and starring Kunal Nayyar from the hit Us TV show The Big Bang Theory. The story follows a London spaniel who is set to move with his family to Delhi; but he gets separated during the journey and turns to help from a street dog and a cow. The
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Casting Net: Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon board 'Three Generations'

Casting Net: Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon board 'Three Generations'
Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon have signed on for Three Generations. Gaby Dellal is directing the indie from a script by Nikole Beckwith. The story follows a New York City teen, Ray (Fanning), who is transitioning from female to male and her mother, Maggie (Watts), who must come to terms with Ray’s transition. Meanwhile, Maggie’s mother, Dolly (Sarandon), a music manager who lives with her lesbian partner, Frances, has trouble understanding Ray’s decision and Maggie’s inability to move out of the house she grew up in. Big Beach co-founders Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub
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Kunal Nayyar, Icon join Bollywoof Tale

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Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar attached; Icon takes UK rights.

Icon Film Distribution has taken UK rights to director Frederik Du Chau’s live action family film A Bollywoof Tale from Independent.

The film tells the story of Basil, a much-loved pet Spaniel, with a comfortable family life in London, who is set to move with his human family to Delhi. However when his crate is misplaced at Heathrow, Basil arrives alone on the other side of India in Kolkata.

With the help of a cunning street dog, Santoosh, and a Holy cow, Uma, Basil sets off on a whirlwind adventure across India in the hope of re-uniting with his family.

Kunal Nayyar from hit TV series Big Bang Theory is newly attached to play the part of Santoosh.

The UK deal was negotiated by Abigail Walsh for Independent and Ben Friedman for Icon Film Distribution.

Producer Jason Newmark (Triangle) developed Stephen Leslie’s script with the
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Cannes: Independent leads Bollywoof to market

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Cannes: Independent leads Bollywoof to market
Exclusive: Racing Stripes dirctor Frederik Du Chau and Triangle producer Jason Newmark behind family feature about a dog who moves from London to India.

UK sales outfit Independent will introduce buyers to family feature A Bollywoof Tale at the Cannes marche.

Racing Stripes and Underdog director Frederik Du Chau will direct Stephen Leslie’s script, with Triangle and Severance producer Jason Newmark on board to produce alongside Nisha Parti.

A Bollywoof Tale tells the story of pet Spaniel Basil, whose comfortable family life in London is disrupted by a family move to Delhi. After his crate is misplaced at Heathrow, Basil arrives on the other side of India in Kolkata.

With the help of a cunning street dog and a Holy cow, Basil sets off on a whirlwind adventure across India in the hope of reuniting with his family.

The film is due to be shot as live action in London and India in early 2015. Cast has yet
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Independent leads Bollywoof to Cannes

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Independent leads Bollywoof to Cannes
Exclusive: Racing Stripes dirctor Frederik Du Chau and Triangle producer Jason Newmark behind family feature about a dog who moves from London to India.

UK sales outfit Independent will introduce buyers to family feature A Bollywoof Tale at the Cannes marche.

Racing Stripes and Underdog director Frederik Du Chau will direct Stephen Leslie’s script, with Triangle and Severance producer Jason Newmark on board to produce alongside Nisha Parti.

A Bollywoof Tale tells the story of pet Spaniel Basil, whose comfortable family life in London is disrupted by a family move to Delhi. After his crate is misplaced at Heathrow, Basil arrives on the other side of India in Kolkata.

With the help of a cunning street dog and a Holy cow, Basil sets off on a whirlwind adventure across India in the hope of reuniting with his family.

The film is due to be shot as live action in London and India in early 2015. Cast has yet
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