Summit Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Endgame Entertainment’s highly anticipated romantic adventure The Brothers Bloom.
Rian Johnson’s follow-up to Brick stars Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz and Rinko Kikuchi and is currently in post-production. Ram Bergman is the producer.
Summit plans a 2008 release. The Weinstein Company will handle international sales at AFM.
Endgame’s Jim Stern, who also has a producer credit on the film, financed the story of two conmen who try to dupe an heiress and end up inviting her into their partnership in what proves to be a fateful move.
Endgame’s president of production Wendy Japhet and president and chief operating officer Doug Hansen serve as executive producers.
Summit’s production president Erik Feig called The Brothers Bloom “smart, sexy, and fun”, adding that the acquisition illustrated the company’s “ability and willingness to move quickly and aggressively.”
“We look forward to a great collaboration with Summit on behalf of this film,” Stern said. “Having worked with such a talented director, a stellar cast and an excellent producer we look forward to bringing the film to audiences worldwide.”
Summit’s vice president of acquisitions and co-productions Michael Schaefer brought in the film. CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the film-makers.
Summit’s first release, the thriller P2 starring Wes Bentley and Rachel Nichols, will open in North America in November.