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Berlin: Edge bags film version of Netflix drama

Scandinavia-based Edge Entertainment has acquired the feature film accompaniment to Netflix’s first Italian drama series.

The with Indie Sales gives Ignas Scheynius’s Edge pay TV rights to Suburra, which comes from the director and production company behind popular mafia drama Gomorrah, in Finland, and film rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

Prodco Cattleya and director Stefano Sollima are working up a ten-part version of Suburra for Netflix and Italian pubcaster Rai. The series will debut in 2017, with the movie planned to launch in May 2016.

Suburra follows “a grueling battle over a seaside town outside of Rome, which is to be developed into a gambling paradise”.

Edge has also tapped Films Distribution for pay TV rights in Denmark and Norway to another title, The Innocents.

Both deals were closed at European Film Market, which is the industry arm of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Scheynius created Edge in 2014, two years after leaving his post as managing director, Nordics and Baltics at Turner Broadcasting System, which had bought his previous company, Millennium Media Group, in 2010.