Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’ Ahead Of Cannes Premiere

EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of its premiere out of competition at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to The Count of Monte Cristo, a new French film based on the classic adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, which it will release later this year.

Pic is directed Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière, who previously scripted two-part Dumas adaptation The Three Musketeers. Samuel Goldwyn Films released both installments, with Part I: D’Atagnan unspooling to critical acclaim in December 2023 before continuing to success on home entertainment and Part II: Milady releasing this past April.

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Produced by Dimitri Rassam, who also produced The Three Musketeers, the film tells the story of a young man, Edmond Dantes (Pierre Niney), who becomes the target of a sinister plot and is arrested on his wedding day for a crime he did not commit. After 14 years in the island prison of Château d’If, he manages a daring escape. Now rich beyond his dreams, he assumes the identity of the Count of Monte-Cristo and exacts his revenge on the three men who betrayed him.

Anaïs Demoustier, Laurent Lafitte, Anamaria Vartolomei and Bastien Bouillon also star. Pathé will give the movie a wide release in French theaters on June 28.

The deal was negotiated by Miles Fineburg on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films and by Marie Laure Montironi from Pathé, which handles international sales on the film.

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