Will Smith Movie ‘Sugar Bandits’ Gets Big Deals, Starts September

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EXCLUSIVE: One of the market’s biggest-budget tasks, the Will Smith action-crime thriller Sugar Bandits, has sealed multi-million greenback offers the world over for AGC forward of a deliberate September begin date.

Oscar winner Smith, quickly to be seen reprising his position within the Bad Boys franchise, will play a former particular forces soldier who runs an elite vigilante squad working to wipe out the drug commerce in Boston.

As we revealed final week, the film will likely be directed by Without Remorse, Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Gomorrah filmmaker Stefano Sollima, a transfer that helped lock in offers, a few of which shaped on the EFM and plenty of of which closed right here.

Big worldwide offers embrace Leonine in Germany and Switzerland; SND in France; Leone Film Group in Italy; Nordisk Film in Scandinavia; Sun Distribution in Spain, South Africa and Latin America; and Vertical Distribution in Ex Yugoslavia, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

There have been additionally offers with Selim Ramia & Co within the Middle East; Spentzos in Greece; United King in Israel; Arna Media in CIS; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai within the Baltic States; ATV in Turkey; Filmbridge in Mongolia; Long Shong in Taiwan; Nos Lusomundo in Portugal; Pasatiempo within the West Indies; and Echo Lake for Airlines.

In an eight-figure pact, the most important dedication got here from Amazon Prime Video which has picked up the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and a raft of smaller territories.

Filming on the film — which has a price range within the $80M vary — will happen on areas in Montreal and Boston.

Pic relies on the screenplay and novel Devils In Exile by Chuck Hogan (The Town). Smith and Jon Mone will produce by means of Westbrook Studios with Ryan Shimazaki overseeing; Stuart Ford will produce for AGC Studios; and Richard Abate (13 Hours) will produce for 3 Arts Entertainment. Sollima’s producing companions Gina Gardini will executive-produce and Ludovico Purgatori will co-produce.

Stuart Ford, whose AGC Studios is totally financing the movie, stated: “Sugar Bandits is one of the strongest commercial projects to hit the international marketplace this year, and it’s no surprise to us that having welcomed Stefano and his producing partner Gina Gardini onboard just last week we’ve now sealed up top level deals with high caliber distributors all over the world.”

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