Tarantino had once again planned to make the movie with The Weinstein Company, but decided to take it elsewhere amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.
Sony Pictures has won the showdown for the right to finance and distribute Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, which has the working title #9.
Sony Pictures acquired worldwide rights for an unknown price tag.
Set in the late 1960s/early 1970s in L.A., the film is an ensemble feature. Its working title comes from this being Tarantino’s ninth feature.
The director is understood to be looking to get a star-studded cast for the film.
David Heyman, Tarantino and Shannon McIntosh are producing, with Georgia Kacandes serving as executive producer.
Sony Pictures, led by Tom Rothman, beat out other suitors. Tarantino had once again planned to make the movie with The Weinstein Company, but decided to take it elsewhere amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. The Weinsteins, first at Miramax and then at The Weinstein Company, have collaborated on all of Tarantino’s previous films, made before Weinstein was publicly accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than 70 women.
A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the Tarantino film has to make $375 million worldwide to break even.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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