William Nicholson’s ‘Hope Gap’, With Annette Bening, Bill Nighy & Josh O’Connor, Inks Key Deals For Protagonist

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Exclusive: William Nicholson’s (Gladiator) drama Hope Gap, starring Annette Bening (American Beauty), Bill Nighy (Love Actually) and Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country), has sold into key markets for UK sales firm Protagonist Pictures.

Deals have closed in Germany/Austria (Tobis), Spain (A Contracorriente), Italy (Cloud 9), Australia and New Zealand (Transmission), Scandinavia and Iceland (Sf Studios), China (Dd Dream), Japan (Kino Films), Latin America (California Filmes), Poland (M2), Former Yugoslavia (McF), Middle East (Front Row), Israel (Forum Films), Hungary (Cinetel) and Airlines/Ships (Eim). CAA co-reps North America.

Hope Gap, currently in final post-production, is Nicholson’s second feature as a director after 1997’s Firelight starring Sophie Marceau and Stephen Dillane. The acclaimed writer was Oscar-nominated for his screenplays for Gladiator and Shadowlands and further writing credits include Les Miserables, Breathe and Everest.

Hope Gap charts the unraveling of a marriage after 29 years and the impact on a family unit.
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