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Beta Film Boards French Thriller ‘Homejacking’ From ‘Lupin’ Writers; Will Launch Sales At Series Mania

EXCLUSIVE: Beta Film has picked up distribution rights to French thriller Homejacking, which is created by Lupin writers Tigran Rosine and Florent Meyer, and will launch sales at Series Mania.

The German major has revealed its slate for the Lille confab that kicks off in two weeks, with Homejacking set to air in the French Competition Section.

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Commissioned for French pay-TV network OCS, Homejacking is set in an affluent suburban residence where one morning, a middle-class couple is the victim of an intrusion by a hooded assailant. No one know yet what he is looking for, but deep in their basement lies a secret that was hidden for decades.

The series is created by Rosine and Meyer, who both penned episodes of Netflix smash Lupin. The show was made in collaboration with Emmanuelle Faguer.

Beta also has Latvia’s Soviet Jeans, Germany’s 30 Days of Lust and Herrhausen – The Banker and The Bomb airing in Series Mania competition. The shows respectively deal with themes of rock ‘n’ roll, love and money.

At Series Mania, Beta will once again partner with the fest on Seriesmakers, the development lab for feature film directors sidestepping into series production that includes Kaouther Ben Hania, who directed the Oscar-nominated doc Four Daughters, and Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Beta, which struck a number of deals for Crown-esque period drama Maxima at the London TV Screenings and sold a slew of shows to Australia’s SBS. On the movie side, Beta Cinema yesterday sold Morgan Matthews’ road movie 500 Miles starring Bill Nighy to various territories.

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