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Phoenicia acquires Borg-McEnroe rivalry film

DUBAI, December 11, 2016

Lebanon based distributor Phoenicia Pictures announced at the Dubai Film Festival the acquisition of 'Borg vs McEnroe' for its upcoming 2017 slate in the Mena region.

Borg vs. McEnroe is an upcoming Swedish biographical film focusing on the famous rivalry between famous tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.

The film is directed by Janus Metz Pedersen, from a screenplay written by Ronnie Sandahl, and stars Sverrir Gudnason (“Monica Z”), Shia LaBeouf (“American Honey”), Stellan Skarsgård (“Nymphomaniac”), Tuva Novotny, Robert Emms and Ian Blackman.

Borg vs. McEnroe is planned to be released in fall 2017.

"We are very pleased and proud to bring this amazing story based on true events about two of the greatest icons and their rivalry, to the big screen. It is an extremely ambitious project and to have international talent such as Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, together with Sverrir Gudnason in the film is absolutely amazing. The film is also the first step in SF Studios’ intention to produce commercial high-quality films for the international market,” said producers Jon Nohrstedt and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.

“Borg/McEnroe” worldwide distributors include Best Film (Poland), Hualu (China), Lucky Red (Italy), Cineplex (Latin America), France (Pretty Pictures), UK (Curzon), GAS (Ascot Elite), Australia/New Zealand (Vendetta), and Fame Solutions/ Programs4Media (former Yugoslavia). – TradeArabia News Service

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