Sam Claflin, Veronica Echegui’s ‘Book of Love’ Movie Selected by Amazon – The Hollywood Reporter
Amazon’s Prime Video has acquired the US and Canadian streaming rights for the romantic comedy Language book, starring Sam Claflin and Verónica Echegui.
Prime Video has set a February 4 online release date for the film, drawn from XYZ Films, the banner best known for genre fare, and BuzzFeed Studios.
Additionally, BuzzFeed Studios is expanding its producer role and will now partner strategically on the marketing campaign for Love with Prime Video. BuzzFeed Studios will leverage insights from BuzzFeed’s extensive media network and highly engaged global audience to craft a unique digital marketing strategy over the coming months.
According to the manufacturers, Love tells the story of Henry, a tough English writer (Claflin) whose novel is a complete failure. One bright spot was that the book was a hit in Mexico but when he was invited to the country to promote it, he soon discovered why – the Spanish translator, Maria, played by Echegui, wrote back. His dull book as an erotic novel. The writer was furious, and even more so when his publisher paired him and the translator on a tour around Mexico. The opposites attract and of course, the sparks fly.
Mexican leader Analeine Cal y Mayor (Water trampled on) directed the film written by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning David Quantick (Veep, 5th Avenue).
Producers include Michael Knowles from North of Watford Films (The best paying plans), Naysun Alae-Carew from Blazing Griffin (Anna and the end of the world), Allan Niblo from Vertigo Films (Bronson, Human Traffic), Nick Spicer and Maxime Cottray from XYZ Films and Richard Alan Reid from BuzzFeed Studios.
“With Language bookAnaleine Cal Y Mayor delivers a love story that is both captivating and hilarious,” said Chris Mansolillo, director and head of US content licensing for Prime Video. “And with a cast led by Sam and Veronica, our Prime Video customers are always ready for engaging performances and lots of laughs.”
BuzzFeed Studios and North of Watford Films developed the original script and packaged the film.
XYZ, which also handles foreign rights, has set an international theatrical release for January 5, 2022, with global marketing support from BuzzFeed Studios.