Coppola Footing the Bill for "Megalopolis" Marketing – Lionsgate Deals a Strategic Move!

Los Angeles, CA – After facing challenges securing a U.S. distribution deal for his $120 million project “Megalopolis,” acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has finally found a home for his film with Lionsgate. The highly anticipated movie is set to hit theaters this fall, marking a long-awaited milestone for the director.

Originally screened in Los Angeles before its Cannes premiere, “Megalopolis” struggled to find a U.S. studio willing to take on the costs associated with a wide theatrical release. Lionsgate’s decision to acquire the film without shouldering the burden of marketing expenses came as a surprise to many industry insiders, as it deviates from the norm.

Sources indicate that Coppola is expected to foot the bill for the film’s marketing, with estimates ranging from $15-20 million. Despite the additional expenditure, the film’s release strategy includes screenings on IMAX screens, adding a unique dimension to its promotional efforts.

Following its premiere at Cannes, “Megalopolis” received a mixed reception from critics but managed to capture significant attention within the industry. The film’s theatrical release in the United States is scheduled for September 27th, promising an immersive experience for audiences.

As Coppola embarks on this new chapter with Lionsgate, “Megalopolis” stands as a testament to his creative vision and unwavering dedication to filmmaking. The collaboration between the renowned director and the studio sets the stage for what is sure to be an unforgettable cinematic journey for viewers worldwide. With its intriguing premise and ambitious scope, “Megalopolis” is poised to make a significant impact on the film landscape.