Harvey Weinstein’s outfit has prebought U.S. rights to Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming Colombian crime biopic The Man Who Made It Snow, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
The co-financing deal, struck with Stuart Ford’s IM Global, was announced at the Berlin Film Festival, where IM Global is handling the film internationally. Foreign buyers already investing in the biopic, set to start shooting later this year, are sure to be pleased that a domestic distributor is on board (IM Global first launched the project to international distributors in November at the American Film Market).
Man Who Made It Snow is the first title from Fuqua’s overall deal with IM Global. Gyllenhaal is also a producer on the film, in which he’ll star as the late Max Mermelstein, purported to be the only American who was in the inner circle of the Colombian cartels in the go-go 1980s. Brett Tabor and Michael Kingston’s screenplay is based on Mermelstein’s bestselling autobiography.
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