ITALY: Cosmopolis gets aquired by selective Italian distributor

Business is booming for Italian films and Variety reports Cosmopolis has just been picked up by RAI Cinema:

Italy’s RAI Cinema — which has a massive 22 pics unspooling in Venice — has announced several international acquisitions, including David Cronenberg’s Don DeLillo adaptation “Cosmopolis,” Rob Cohen’s revenge thriller “I, Alex Cross,” and Jan de Bont’s China-set “Mulan.”

Given that Italian movies are humming locally, RAI Cinema’s current policy is to buy less American product, picking mostly high-profile Hollywood titles that can generate big box office.

However “it’s not easy to find available American blockbusters, so we’ve also focused on smaller films,” said RAI Cinema managing director Paolo Del Brocco.

It acquired “Cosmopolis” starring Robert Pattinson from Gaul’s Kinology;…

Visit Variety to read the article in its entirety. Looks like Cosmopolis is among good company. RAI Cinema is distributing George Clooney’s The Ides of March, a film buzzing loudly for Oscar gold. Exciting news coming off the heels of David Cronenberg talking Cosmopolis and Cannes. 🙂

Our affiliate, RPmoms, let us know that Cosmopolis is on the list for 2012 distribution. 🙂