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Broken “Promise”? Chen vs. Harvey in first Weinstein Company fracas

Oh my. The honeymoon is clearly over at the Weinstein Company. chen_kaige-2.jpg

Reuters reports, via the Hollywood Reporter:

“Chinese director Chen Kaige’s new movie “The Promise” will no longer be distributed in North America by the Weinstein Co. because of a dispute over the release strategy, the film’s producer said Wednesday.

However the period adventure/fantasy, which is China’s submission in the foreign language Academy Award category, still will open as scheduled Friday in a Los Angeles theater for a one-week Oscar-qualifying run so that it also will be eligible in other categories, producer Etchie Stroh said.

Beyond that, Stroh said, he plans to meet with other distributors next week in hopes of securing a new North American distributor.”

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