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Content Media Acquires International Sales Rights to “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” Starring Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Orlando Jones with Paul Reiser and Mary Steenburgen.
April 24, 2015 – Adding even more firepower to its international sales slate, Content Media announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to the star-studded romantic drama “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea,” starring Jason Sudeikis (“We’re the Millers,” “Horrible Bosses”), Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones,” “Doctor Who”), Jessica Biel (“Hitchcock”, “The Illusionist”), Orlando Jones (“Evolution”, “Sleepy Hollow”) with Paul Reiser (“Aliens,” “Whiplash”) and Mary Steenburgen (“The Proposal,” “The Help”). The film is currently in post-production.
Bill Purple (“New Girl”) directed “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea” from a script he wrote with Robbie Pickering.
Jessica Biel produced the film through her Iron Ocean Films banner with partner Michelle Purple, along with Mike Landry and Carlos Velazquez of C Plus Pictures and Chuck Pacheco of Nine Nights respectively. Executive producers are Ross M. Dinerstein of Campfire, Kevin Connolly, Robert Ortiz, Bill Purple and Gregory P. Shockro.
Justin Timberlake will be scoring the film.
Exploring universal themes of love and friendship, grief and laughter, “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea” is deeply emotional, funny, and, ultimately, a life-affirming tale about the human spirit and the power of life and love.
Content will unveil the first-footage of “Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” in Cannes as the company introduces the film to international distributors for the first time.
Content’s Film President Jamie Carmichael said, “Jason and Jessica really tug at our heartstrings, making us laugh and cry, and laugh again – and Maisie is just wonderful. Bill Purple has brought an amazing team together, and has really delivered. We couldn’t be more excited to work on such a moving and funny film.”
CAA, which represents Sudeikis, Biel, and Pickering, represents the film’s domestic distribution rights.
About Content Media Corporation
Content Media Corporation Ltd is a London and LA-based private company that owns and distributes a significant library of film, television, and digital assets. The Company’s library of rights includes over 4,000 hours of television programming, 200 hours of digital programming and 275 feature films.
Content Media recently closed a multi-faceted deal with Bruno Wu’s Beijing-based Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, Ltd., in which Content acquired the Alive Group of companies allowing Content to distribute its extensive library of film and television rights through the Alive Group to the Chinese market, as well as a direct equity investment by Seven Stars into Content
The film sales division launched in 2002 and represents high profile, commercial feature films with great artistic and theatrical ambition. In addition to handling worldwide sales, marketing, and publicity, the company assists film producers in securing financing.
In addition to “Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” Content’s impressive international sales slate includes the extraordinary, moving and white-knuckle drive with one of the greatest movie stars of all time documentary “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans”, the hit HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief from Academy Award® winning director Alex Gibney; Alex Winter’s “Deep Web,” narrated by Keanu Reeves; the action/thriller “Pandemic” starring Rachel Nichols, Mekhi Phifer, Missi Pyle, and Alfie Allen; the uplifting emotional drama “Life at these Speeds” starring Billy Crudup and Graham Rogers; Academy® Award winning director Mike van Diem’s return romantic comedy “The Surprise”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue” directed by Academy® Award nominated Amy Berg; the spy thriller “Newcomer” starring James Floyd and Anthony LaPaglia; the post-apocalyptic sci-fi “400 Days” starring Brandon Routh and Dane Cook; the intense horror film “The Diabolical” starring Ali Larter; Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed horror documentary “The Nightmare”; the Caradog James directed supernatural thriller ‘Don’t Knock Twice’; the supernatural heist thriller “The Trust”; and Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” voiced by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
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