Broad Green Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups” as well as his untitled film which is currently in post-production. The deal marks the beginning of a creative partnership between BGP and Malick’s team, effectively creating a collaborative home for the filmmaker.
The announcement follows the news that BGP and Malick will be teaming up on “Voyage of Time.”
Christian Bale stars in “Knight of Cups” alongside Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Antonio Banderas, Joe Manganiello and Nick Offerman.
“Knight of Cups” follows Rick (Bale), an uninspired screenwriter living on the event horizon of all the vice, and some of the virtues, Los Angeles has to offer. He is a slave to the Hollywood system; addicted to success but simultaneously despairing at the emptiness of his life. With the death of his brother Billy hanging over him like a shadow and his surviving brother down on his luck, Rick seeks distraction in the company of women. Women seem to know him better than he know himself, bringing him closer to the heart of things, closer to understanding his place. And while the parties, the dalliances, and the career remain unfulfilling — each woman, each man he’s met through the course of his life has served him in some way as a guide, a messenger. This visceral journey through one man’s City of Angels has just begun.
Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Ken Kao produced “Knight of Cups” with Kao financing via his Waypoint Entertainment. Glen Basner and Tanner Beard executive produced the film and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos co-executive produced.
The same producing team is behind Malick’s untitled film starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett.
“All of us at Broad Green share Malick’s passion for film and to partner with him on his next three projects is a dream come true,” said Gabriel Hammond, CEO of BGP, and Daniel Hammond, BGP’s Chief Creative Officer. “Malick wants to push the creative boundaries in traditional marketing, distribution and social media with these films, and we are so excited to provide him the platform for this innovation.”
“Broad Green Pictures is committed to finding quality films from around the world,” producers Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Ken Kao said in a joint statement. “We have long envisioned a company with real passion and presence in the film market and could not imagine anyone more dedicated and forward thinking than BGP. We are truly pleased to partner with this extraordinary team and to build a custom tailored marketing and distribution plan to ensure that these films reach audiences in the most engaging and innovative ways.”
The deal was negotiated by WME Global and CAA, with legal support from Alan Sacks at Frankfurt Kurnit and Christopher Tricarico, EVP of business affairs at Broad Green.
BGP’s upcoming slate includes Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon and “Blue Ruin” director Jeremy Saulnier’s upcoming “Green Room.”