After the allegations in opposition to co-founder Harvey Weinstein got here out, The Weinstein Firm has principally been falling aside. It began eradicating its title from beforehand launched films and pulling upcoming films from the schedule all to keep away from associating them with Harvey Weinstein, and final month an investor deal that would’ve saved the corporate fell via. With the specter of chapter now looming, Selection says The Weinstein Firm is now hoping it could actually unload the U.S. rights to Paddington 2 and make a bit of bit of additional cash earlier than it has to file for Chapter 11. The movie opened within the U.Ok. final weekend, the place it made $10.eight million, so The Weinstein Firm is reportedly hoping that’ll make its U.S. rights a bit extra beneficial.
At present, Sony is supposedly “within the lead place” to select up the rights, however Selection says it’s involved about “authorized entanglements” that’ll pop up if it tries to purchase Paddington 2. In the meantime, the producers on Paddington 2 have been making an attempt to get the rights again from The Weinstein Firm, not wanting their cuddly bear film to be related to the scandal.