Eagle Pictures Acquires Remake Rights And Indie Gems At Cannes

## Eagle Pictures Acquires Remake Rights to French Box Office Hit and Expands Content Library with High-Profile Projects at Cannes Film Market

Rome, Italy, May 25, 2024 – Eagle Pictures, Italy’s leading independent distributor, has made a significant acquisition spree at the Cannes Film Market, securing the Italian remake rights to the immensely popular French comedy “A Little Something Extra” and adding a slate of highly anticipated projects to its distribution portfolio.

### Italian Remake of “A Little Something Extra”

Eagle Pictures has acquired the rights to produce and distribute the Italian remake of “A Little Something Extra” (“Un Ptit truc en plus”), the heartwarming family comedy that has captivated French audiences. Directed by and starring Artus, the film follows a father and his son who inadvertently find themselves at a summer camp for adults with disabilities after robbing a jewelry store. The acquisition marks a strategic move by Eagle Pictures to capitalize on the film’s success in France, where it has sold over 3.4 million tickets in theaters.

### Extensive Acquisitions Bolster Content Library

In addition to the Italian remake rights, Eagle Pictures has also acquired the distribution rights for the following high-profile projects:

* “Home”: The latest film from Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis, reuniting the team behind “Forrest Gump.” The film will be released in Italy in the fall of 2024.
* “I Play Rocky”: A biographical drama directed by Peter Farrelly, chronicling the true story of how Sylvester Stallone secured the lead role in “Rocky.”
* “Mutiny”: An action-packed thriller starring Jason Statham, directed by Jean-Francois Richet.
* “The Crow”: A remake of the iconic 1994 film, directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Bill SkarsgĂ„rd and FKA Twigs.

### Partnerships and Collaborations Drive Success

Eagle Pictures’ acquisitions are part of its ongoing strategy to strengthen its content library and forge strategic partnerships within the industry. The company has long-standing relationships with major studios, including Sony and Paramount, and recently inked a multi-year equity financing and distribution deal with MadRiver, which facilitated the acquisition of “Mutiny.”

### Industry Veteran Tarak Ben Ammar at the Helm

Tarak Ben Ammar, the veteran producer-distributor and owner of Eagle Pictures, has been a driving force behind the company’s success. Ben Ammar’s passion for cinema and discerning eye for quality content have guided Eagle Pictures’ acquisition strategy, ensuring a diverse and high-caliber portfolio.

### Commitment to Theatrical Experiences

Despite the rise of streaming platforms, Ben Ammar emphasizes the importance of theatrical experiences for filmmakers and audiences alike. “When you put all your heart into a movie, you want it to touch people and build a legacy that will last forever, and there is no place like a theater to do that,” he says.

### Expanded International Reach and Collaboration

Eagle Pictures’ acquisitions and partnerships at Cannes demonstrate its commitment to expanding its international footprint and fostering collaboration within the global film industry. The company’s presence at the market underscores its status as a leading player in the distribution landscape, with a focus on delivering exceptional cinema to audiences in Italy and beyond.