Greed (2019 film)

Greed is an 2019 British satirical film, written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. It stars Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher, Shirley Henderson, Asa Butterfield, Dinita Gohil, Shanina Shaik and Sarah Solemani.

Greed
Directed byMichael Winterbottom
Produced byMelissa Parmenter
Damian Jones
Written byMichael Winterbottom
Starring
CinematographyGiles Nuttgens
Edited byLiam Hendrix Heath
Production
company
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • 7 September 2019 (2019-09-07) (TIFF)
  • 21 February 2020 (2020-02-21) (United Kingdom)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2019, and is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

Premise

A satire on wealth, centered around a billionaire high-street fashion mogul’s 60th birthday on the Greek island Mykonos.

Cast

Production

It was announced in November 2016 that Fox Searchlight was looking to acquire the distribution rights to the film, with Michael Winterbottom set as director and Sacha Baron Cohen cast.[1]

No further development on the film was announced until September 2018, with the castings of Steve Coogan, replacing Cohen, David Mitchell and Isla Fisher.[1][2][3]

In December 2018, it was revealed that filming had concluded, with additional castings being revealed, including Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, Asa Butterfield and Stephen Fry.[4][5]

Release

It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2019.[6] Prior to, Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.[7] It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2020.[8]

References

  1. Lodderhose, Diana (30 November 2016). "Fox Searchlight Going For Sacha Baron Cohen-Michael Winterbottom Comedy 'Greed'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. Wiseman, Andreas (7 September 2018). "Steve Coogan & David Mitchell To Star In Sony & Film4-Backed Satire On The Super-Rich". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. Fleming Jr, Mike (14 September 2018). "Isla Fisher Set For Michael Winterbottom's 'Greed'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. Wiseman, Andreas (5 December 2018). "Sony & Film4 Wrap Steve Coogan Pic 'Greed'; Sophie Cookson, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Fry Join Cast; First Look Images". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  5. Dalton, Ben (5 December 2018). "First look at Steve Coogan in Michael Winterbottom's 'Greed'; production wraps". ScreenDaliy. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  6. "Greed". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  7. Fleming Jr, Mike (7 September 2019). "Toronto: Sony Pictures Classics Closing In On Michael Winterbottom-Directed Satire 'Greed'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  8. "Greed". Launching Films. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
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