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Stx Partners With Lantern For Global Distribution Of Weinstein Co.’s Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston Pic ‘The Upside’

Exclusive: The most prominent of the Weinstein Co. leftover titles The Upside is landing with Stx Entertainment, who is partnering with Lantern Entertainment to handle worldwide distribution on Neil Burger’s remake of the French hit The Intouchables. We heard that others were circling to distribute this title, including Aviron, with some majors expressing interest, but word is that Stx always had the inside track with this movie. The Upside is the first of the frozen TWC films to make its way into circulation. Deadline’s scoop was confirmed by STXfilms Chairman Adam Fogelson, along with Andy Mitchell from Lantern Entertainment.

The pic which stars Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman world-premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival where it made its mark as a crowd pleaser. The pic follows a recently paroled ex-convict (Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Cranston

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