A24 Lands Rights To Michael Sarnoski’s ‘The Death Of Robin Hood’ Starring Hugh Jackman And Jodie Comer From Lyrical Media And RPC – Cannes Market

In a competitive situation, A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Michael Sarnoski’s The Death of Robin Hood, which will star Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman and Jodie Comer. It hails from Lyrical Media and Ryder Picture Company.

Lyrical is fully financing the film. Aaron Ryder and Andrew Swett will produce under their Ryder Picture Company banner alongside Alexander Black for Lyrical. Lyrical’s Jon Rosenberg and Natalie Sellers will executive produce with Rama Gottumukkala, Sarnoski and Hugh Jackman.

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A24 is planning a theatrical release. WME Independent, which represents worldwide sales rights to the film, negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers with A24 at the Cannes market.

The film follows an aging Robin Hood grappling with his past after a life of crime and murder who finds himself gravely injured after a battle he thought would be his last. In the hands of a mysterious woman, he is offered a chance at salvation. Production on the film is set to begin in February 2025.

Lyrical Media, Ryder Picture Company and A24 recently partnered on Adam Wingard’s action thriller Onslaught. Lyrical and RPC entered into a first-look deal last week to produce and finance RPC films, genre agnostic with budgets of $10 million and up. The deal is for two years with an option to extend to a third.

This marks the second project with A24 and Comer, who is set to star in a series adaptation of Jen Beagin’s Sex Therapy and the novel Big Swiss for HBO with A24 and Adam McKay’s Hyperobject Industries producing.

Also in Cannes, A24 this week acquired U.S. rights to Ruben Östlund’s The Entertainment System Is Down, starring Kirsten Dunst, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Brühl, Nicholas Braun and Samantha Morton.

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