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Christoph Waltz’ Hitman Comedy ‘Old Guy’ For Sale Wide (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter


Action comedy Highland Film Group An elderly person – Starring Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu and Cooper Hoffman – Landed a number of major international deals.

Directed by Simon West (Expendables 2, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Mechanic) and written by Greg Johnson (the last son), the film has been sold to SND Films for France, Square One Entertainment GmbH for Germany, Vertigo Releasing and Lumiere Ventures for the UK, YouPlanet Pictures for Spain, Blue Swan Entertainment for Italy, Spentzos Film for Greece, NOS Lusomundo Audiovisuais for Portugal, SF Studios for Scandinavia, Vertical Entertainment for Eastern Europe, Aqua Group for Turkey, Falcon Films for the Middle East, Forum Film for Israel, California Filmes for Latin America, MovieCloud for Taiwan, Filmfinity for South Africa, Village Road Show for Australia and New Zealand.

in An elderly person Aging contract killer Danny Dolinsky (Waltz) still believes he’s the best at what he does. Stuck in a dead end but vying for the love of club director Anatta (Leo), Danny is overjoyed when the company pulls him into the field, but only to train newcomer General Z. Weilburg (Hoffmann), a prodigy assassin with an attitude. The mismatched pair is called upon to eliminate the top members of a rival crime syndicate and, in the process, uncover their employer’s true motive: removing the old guard in a full takeover. However, the company did not anticipate that Danny’s experience along with child brilliance would create an unlikely bond between the two, which would enable them, with crucial help from Anatta, to bring everything back to the company.

The film was produced by Jeb Polhemus (Last Son, The Expendables 2), Martin Brennan (One Way, District 414), Peter Jackle from West and RU Robot Studio (Middle Ages , The last full measure). Hal Sadoff (Nice Guys, Orphan: First Kill) and Norman Golightly (Lord of War, Ghost Rider) on behalf of Dark Castle Entertainment. The film is produced by RU Robot Studio’s Martin J. Barab and Walter Josten of Blue Rider Pictures (Around the World in 80 Days, Holes) and Jared Underwood, Andrew Robinson and Dan Mandel of Aperture Media Partners. Hannah Lederer and Frank DeMartini serve on the legal production team.

The production recently wrapped in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Highland Film Group co-finances action comedies and handles the rights worldwide. An elderly person Filmed on location in Northern Ireland with support from Screen Northern Ireland.

“We are thrilled to be working with such talented actors as two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, up-and-coming talent Cooper Hoffman and Lucy Liu in this stellar action-packed comedy,” said Ariane Fraser, CEO of Highland Film Group.

COO Delphine Perrier added, “With the help of our fantastic international partners, we look forward to introducing global audiences to this massive project spearheaded by director Simon West.”

Joanna Swanson

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