September 10, 2018 / 11:51 PM / 6 months ago

'Mary Magdalene' producers push Weinstein Co on distribution contract

The producers of the movie “Mary Magdalene” have asked for a court order compelling the Weinstein Co to repudiate its distribution deal for the biblical drama, saying the studio’s continued involvement threatens a planned U.S. holiday season release.

Water Productions Ltd and Cross City Films Ltd in a filing on Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court said the Weinstein Co, which sought Chapter 11 protection in March, indicated a month ago it would shed the distribution deal for the movie.

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