MUBI Takes UK Rights To Paul Verhoeven’s Cannes Drama – Deadline

Distributor and streamer MUBI has acquired all rights for Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta within the UK and Eire. Launch date is TBC. You’ll be able to take a look at a brand new teaser for the movie above.

Directed and co-written by Paul Verhoeven, Benedetta will get its world premiere on the Cannes Movie Competition on July 9, 2021 and is the newest movie from the maverick filmmaker, following the Oscar nominated and Golden Globe-winning Elle, and movies corresponding to Fundamental Intuition, Whole Recall, RoboCop, Starship Troopers and Showgirls.

Set within the late seventeenth century and impressed by true occasions, the steamy drama follows a lady who joins a convent in Pescia, Tuscany as a plague ravages the land that surrounds it. Able to performing miracles from an early age, Benedetta’s influence on life in the neighborhood is instant and momentous.

Impressed by the guide Conceited Acts, written by historian Judith C Brown, solid consists of Virginie Efira (Elle), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Daphné Patakia (Nimic), Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded,) and Olivier Rabourdin (Of Gods and Males), and was co-written by David Birke, who partnered with Verhoeven to write down Elle.

The movie was produced by Mentioned Ben Mentioned at SBS Manufacturing, Michel Merkt and Pathé. Pathé can be dealing with worldwide gross sales.

Upcoming theatrical releases for MUBI within the UK and Eire embody Ben Sharrock’s BAFTA nominated Limbo, Michel Franco’s New Order, Ninja Thyberg’s Sundance hit Pleasure, Céline Sciamma’s newest movie Petite Maman and First Cow from Kelly Reichardt, which MUBI holds all rights for internationally.

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