The Weinstein Company Takes US Rights To The Grandmaster


That didn’t take long.

While the two parties seemed at odds (let’s just say it’s been well documented that one Megan Ellison isn’t too fond of Harvey Weinstein) the team of TWC and Annapurna Pictures will be teaming up for the US release of Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster.

The film is premiering at this year’s Berlinale on Thursday, and in anticipation of that release, the TWC has grabbed the US rights to the film, which isn’t actually all that odd. Remember, the two have teamed before on the releases of films like The Master and Killing Them Softly, so while this does seem a bit odd and out of the blue, there must have been some behind the scenes making up, and we couldn’t be better for it.

Yes, the release of The Master was odd, making the discussion surrounding that film more about its film stock than its brilliance. But, TWC is still the best at what they do, so hopefully we’ll have a date set relatively soon, because I can’t wait to see this damn thing.

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Joshua Brunsting

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