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Cannes: Bliss Media Takes Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Why We’re Killing Gunther’ for China

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Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, Kumail Nanjiani and others also star.

China’s Bliss Media has acquired the rights to action comedy Why We’re Killing Gunther, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, for the Middle Kingdom.

The film, about hit men trying to take out the world’s top hit man, also stars Bobby Moynihan, Cobie Smulders, Paul Brittain, Kumail Nanjiani, Randall Park, and Ryan Gaul. It is directed by Saturday Night Live alumn Taran Killam, who’s making his directorial debut. He also wrote the script and appears in the film.

IMR International is handling international rights at Cannes. The comedy was financed by StarStream Media and is also produced by Kim Leadford, Ash Sarohia and Steven Squillante.

Bliss, which has offices in Shanghai and L.A., is active in movie financing, production and distribution.

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