May 7, 2014 – D Films and Conquistador Entertainment jointly announced today that D Films has acquired the exclusive, long-term Canadian distribution rights in all media to Jennifer Aniston’s highly anticipated upcoming indie drama Cake. The announcement was made today by Pascal Borno, President of Conquistador Entertainment and Jim Sherry, President and CEO of D Films.

Just wrapped in Los Angeles today, Cake is based on a Black List script by Patrick Tobin. In her strongest and most challenging role to date, Jennifer Aniston stars as the acerbic and hilarious Claire Simmons, who becomes fascinated by the suicide of Nina (Anna Kendrick), a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina’s suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina’s husband (Sam Worthington), Claire also grapples with her own very raw personal tragedy.

“We are so pleased that this high quality film is going to be in such capable hands in Canada, D Films is the ideal distributor for this movie,” said Borno.

“Jennifer Aniston is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses and this project is sure to get critical notice,” said Sherry. “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Pascal, whose track record of delivering high quality, star driven vehicles is second to none.”

Aniston will serve as executive producer on the film along with Ben Barnz and Kristin Hahn as producers. Cake is set to be the first film of a co-financing deal between After Dark Films and Shenghua Entertainment for five pictures over the next 18 months.

The deal was negotiated by Michael Robson on behalf of D Films and Pascal Borno and Scott Karol on behalf of Conquistador Entertainment.


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