Romantic comedy âLove, Rosie,â starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, has been sold to a swathe of new territories by David Garrettâs Mister Smith Entertainment.
Pic is produced by Germanyâs Constantin Film (âResident Evil,â âThe Mortal Instrumentsâ) and toplines hot up and comers. Collins, who previously starred in âMirror, Mirror,â is the lead of the âThe Mortal Instrumentsâ franchise, while Claflin limns the key character of Finnick in the next two installments of âThe Hunger Games.â
Buyers striking pacts include West Video (CIS), Media Pro (Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania), Monolith (Poland), Blitz Film (Croatia and Slovenia), Greece (Odeon), Portugal (Zon Lusomundo), Fida (Turkey), Benelux (eOne), Iceland (Samfilm), the Middle East (Jaguar Film), Israel (United King Films) and the Baltic states (Acme Film).
Asian territories onboard include Hong Long (Golden Scene), the Philippines (Pioneer Films), Malaysia (Golden Screen), Singapore (The Shaw Organization), Thailand (Sahamongkolfilm), Vietnam (Galaxy Studio), Taiwan (Long Shong) and Indonesia (P.T. Amero).
As previously announced, Constantin Film will distribute in Germany, with Lionsgate distribbing in the U.K., Imagem in Latin America and Svensk in Scandinavia.
Principal lensing begins this week in Toronto, then moves to Dublin for the rest of the shoot, aiming for a 2014 release.
Christian Ditter (âThe Crocodilesâ) helms from a screenplay by Juliette Towhidi (âCalendar Girlsâ), adapting âP.S. I Love Youâ novelist Cecelia Ahernâs second novel, âWhere Rainbows End.â Ahern is repped by Marianne Gunn OâConner.