Assassination fascination part 2: Newmarket inks deal to release “Death of a President” in US theaters


Big buzz has turned into big bucks for controversial film “Death of a President,” as Newmarket inked a deal Monday in Toronto to release in U.S. theaters the pic about the fictional assassination of President Bush.
Also inked Monday were deals to release the pic in Canada by Maple Pictures and in five European territories by consortium Indie Circle.

While purely coincidental — negotiations started latenight after the pic preemed Sunday at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival — deal was struck as the real Bush observed a moment of silence in Gotham to mourn the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

No one involved in the deals would discuss price, but the total value of the three pacts is said to be close to $3 million.

They’re hoping for a fall release.


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