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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Elia González To Join Michael Fassbender, Arnold Schwarzenegger and David Hasselhoff in David Sandberg's Action-Comedy "KUNG FURY"


BLOOM to continue foreign sales in Cannes following a successful Berlin market

Los Angeles, CA (May 8, 2018) – BLOOM announced today that Eiza González (Baby Driver) will be joining Academy Award® Nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Alien: Covenant, Steve Jobs), Golden Globe Winner Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator franchise) and David Hasselhoff (“Baywatch”, “Knight Rider”) in David Sandberg’s action-comedy Kung Fury. 

Sandberg will also star in and produce under his Laser Unicorns banner, alongside Fassbender. Hasselhoff (“Baywatch”, “Knight Rider”) starred in the original short film Kung Fury, which was a Kickstarter record-breaking success, was selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and has over 40 million views worldwide.  The feature, which will be a sequel to the original short, will begin shooting this summer.

David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmidt will produce under their KatzSmith Productions banner, following their enormous feat with It, which grossed over $700 million worldwide becoming the largest grossing horror film of all time as of last year. Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films and Conor McCaughan will also produce. Pelle Strandberg is executive producing on behalf of Laser Unicorns.

BLOOM is handling foreign rights and will be continuing sales in Cannes, following a successful market in Berlin securing distribution in the CIS (Paradise), Germany/Switzerland (Tobis Film GmbH & Co. KG), Italy (Notorious), Latin America (Sun), Philippines (Pioneer), Romania (Prorom), Scandinavia, South Korea (Activers), Spain (Sun), Taiwan (Movie Cloud) and Turkey (Filmarti).  Endeavor Content and CAA are handling North American sales.

It’s 1985, the best year ever. Miami is kept safe under the watchful eye of Kung Fury, the greatest damn cop of all time. Kung Fury’s Thundercops are the ultimate police force assembled from across history to defeat the villainous Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. After the tragic death of a Thundercop causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer’s quest to attain the ultimate weapon. Kung Fury must travel space and time itself to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy, and defeat evil once and for all. González plays Rey Porter, a confident reporter who asserts herself into the action.

González is a native of Mexico where she began her career in the titular role of popular Mexican telenovela “Lola.” She recently appeared in TriStar Pictures’ Baby Driver, which was nominated for three Academy Awards® and grossed over $226 million worldwide. Up next she will star in Alita: Battle Angel and the Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project.

González is represented by CAA and Management 360.

In Cannes, BLOOM will also be selling Julius Onah’s Luce starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth and Kelvin Harrison Jr., Yuval Adler’s The Operative, Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, and Matthew Heineman’s A Private War starring Rosamund Pike.

BLOOM recently entered into a first-look deal with filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée and Nathan Ross’ Crazyrose banner, where they will partner on film, TV and documentaries. This deal gives BLOOM a strategic film & TV partner to enter into the original content and production space. BLOOM is a sales, production and financing outfit. The company represents and curates a diversified slate of films ranging from commercial, talent-driven, wide release movies, to specialty films from proven and trusted filmmakers, all the while keeping an eye towards fresh and emerging talent.

BLOOM’s slate also includes: Bill Holderman’s Book Club starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen, which releases in May; Josh Trank’s Al Capone bio-pic Fonzo starring Tom Hardy; Scott Cooper’s Hostiles which is currently in theaters and starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi; Paul Weitz’s Bel Canto starring Julianne Moore; Jake Scott’s The Burning Woman, starring Christina Hendricks and Sienna Miller; Zhang Yimou’s Shadow; Craig S. Zahler’s Dragged Across Concrete starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn which will be released by Lionsgate; Strangers: Prey at Night from Johannes Roberts; Andrea Di Stefano’s Three Seconds, starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, and Clive Owen; and Victor Levin’s Destination Wedding starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. In 2017, BLOOM was acquired by Endeavor Content (formerly WME | IMG).


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