Vertigo Releasing has acquired Final Portrait, a biopic of Alberto Giacometti directed by Stanley Tucci, for the UK and Ireland.
Clémence Poésy co-stars along with Armie Hammer and Geoffrey Rush plays the lead role of the Swiss painter and sculptor.
Adapted from U.S. writer James Lord’s memoir A Giacometti Portrait, the film offers a window into the chaotic life of the artist in 1960s Paris.
Who Struck The Deal?:
Ed Caffrey from Vertigo Releasing and Nicole Mackey of Hanway Films.
The film, a labor of love for Beauty And The Beast and Hunger Games star Tucci, premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
When Does The Film release?
Vertigo is planning a summer 2017 release to coincide with Tate Modern’s Giacometti retrospective and is exploring opportunities to cross promote.
Producers & Financing:
Gail Egan produces for Potboiler alongside Nik Bower for Riverstone Pictures and Ilann Girard for Arsam International. Riverstone Pictures fully financed the project. Riverstone co-founder Deepak Nayar is executive producer and the film is produced in association with Olive Productions and Lowsun Productions.
Quotes About “Final Portrait“:
Ed Caffrey of Vertigo Releasing said: “Final Portrait is a wonderful film, funny, affecting but also with a depth that draws us into a reflection on the artistic process.”
Hanway’s Nicole Mackey added: “We are so excited that the Vertigo team will be releasing Final Portrait in U.K., coinciding with a unique Giacometti exhibition at the Tate. They join a superb array of world distributors.”