LOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 30th, 2018) – Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Lantern Entertainment are partnering to develop, finance, produce and distribute “Boys In The Boat,” it was announced by Jonathan Glickman, President Motion Picture Group, MGM and Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic, Co-Presidents Lantern Entertainment.
Based on the New York Times bestselling nonfiction book “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown, the film tells the remarkable underdog story of the University of Washington men’s rowing team that defeated powerhouses like Harvard and Yale on their way to ultimately winning a gold medal over host team Germany in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
“We couldn’t be more honored and excited to partner with Andy, Milos and the stellar team at Lantern on this epic and inspirational story vividly told by Daniel Brown,” said Glickman. “The themes, characterizations and settings make it a story meant to be experienced on the big screen, and we are honored to be part of bringing it to audiences around the world.”
“We are proud to be partnering with MGM and their incredibly talented team of executives to bring this moving story to audiences worldwide,” said Lantern Entertainment Co-Presidents Mitchell and Brajovic. “Collaborating with MGM on Lantern Entertainment’s first production reinforces our commitment to foster productive partnerships anchored by powerful stories we are passionate about.”
MGM will handle worldwide distribution. Upcoming releases from MGM Studios include “Creed II,” “Fighting With My Family,” “The Hustle,” “The Addams Family,” “Legally Blonde 3” and the 25th installment of the JAMES BOND Franchise starring Daniel Craig and directed by Cary Fukunaga.
About Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About Lantern Entertainment
Lantern Entertainment, an affiliate of Lantern Capital Partners, is a new independent production company with a library of over 270 films – with 110 Academy Award nominations and 28 Academy Award wins – that have generated an aggregate worldwide box office more than $2 billion, and a television business with hits including the long-running and iconic unscripted series “Project Runway.” The Lantern Entertainment library is home to Best Picture Academy Award winners “The King’s Speech” and “The Artist,” as well as box office hits “Inglourious Basterds,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained.” Lantern Entertainment’s mission is to become one of the preeminent homes for creative talent with an unwavering commitment to content creation and a culture of diverse professionals who operate with the absolute highest level of ethics and standards. Led by Co-Presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic, Lantern Entertainment has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.