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MUBI has acquired worldwide rights for Coralie Fargeat’s
upcoming feature in competition The Substance
Rick W
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MUBI has acquired worldwide rights for Coralie Fargeat’s upcoming feature in competition The Substance

MUBI, the global film distributor, production company and streaming service has acquired worldwide rights for Coralie Fargeat’s upcoming feature The Substance, a Working Title Films production, which will premiere in Competition at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. 

MUBI retains all rights in North America, UK, Germany, Latin America, Benelux, and others, with theatrical releases planned later this year
The Match Factory is handling international sales for rest of world


Written and directed by Coralie Fargeat (Revenge), The Substance stars Demi Moore (G.I. Jane, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal), Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Maid, Kinds of Kindness, Fosse Verdon), and Dennis Quaid (Far from Heaven, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow).

Director of Photography on the film is Benjamin Kracun (Promising Young Woman, Beast), co-editors are Coralie Fargeat, Jerome Eltabet (Revenge) and Valentin Féron, Music is composed by Raffertie (I May Destroy You), Production Design is led by Stanislas Reydellet (Le Bal Des Folles), and Costume Design is by Emmanuelle Youchnovski (Café de Flore, La belle époque). 

The Substance, which is produced by Coralie Fargeat, and Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, comes after Fargeat’s acclaimed debut feature Revenge, which world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017 and was written, directed and co-edited by Fargeat. Alexandra Loewy of Working Title and Nicolas Royer of A Good Story are Executive Producers. 

Demi Moore is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, and The Lede Company; Margaret Qualley is with CAA, Sloane Offer Weber and Relevant; Dennis Quaid is with UTA and Brillstein, and Coralie Fargeat’s representatives are UTA and Valery Guibal of Film Talents.



About MUBI

MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI creates, curates, acquires and champions visionary films, bringing them to audiences all over the world.

MUBI is a place to discover ambitious films, from both iconic directors and emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators. With MUBI GO, members in select countries can get a free ticket every week to see the best new films in cinemas. And Notebook explores all sides of cinema culture — both in print and online.                                

Some recent and upcoming MUBI Releases include: Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla, Ira Sachs’ Passages, Pedro Almodóvar’s Strange Way of Life, Molly Manning Walker’s How to Have Sex, Aki Kaurismäki's Fallen Leaves, Kevin Macdonald’s documentary High & Low — John Galliano, Rodrigo Moreno’s The Delinquents, Felipe Gálvez’s The Settlers, Aftersun from Charlotte Wells, Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave, Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World, Lukas Dhont’s Close, and Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman.

MUBI Productions include Karim Aïnouz’s Rosebushpruning starring Kristen Stewart, Josh O’Connor and Elle Fanning, Christopher Andrews' Bring Them Down starring Christopher Abbott and Barry Keoghan, Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross’ Gasoline Rainbow, and Zia Anger’s My First Film starring Odessa Young and Devon Ross. MUBI Co-productions include Michel Franco’s Memory starring Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard, Mia Hansen-Løve’s One Fine Morning starring Léa Seydoux, Ekwa Msangi’s Sundance prize-winner Farewell Amor and Rachel Lang’s Our Men.

Founded in 2007 by Efe Cakarel, MUBI is the biggest community of film lovers, anywhere. Available across 190 countries, with more than 16 million members around the world. MUBI acquired renowned sales agent and production company The Match Factory and Match Factory Productions in January 2022, and a majority stake in leading Benelux film distributor Cinéart in February 2024.  

About The Match Factory

The Match Factory is a world sales and production company dedicated to bringing the finest in arthouse cinema to the international market. We are passionate about working with films of signature and vision from around the globe. The Match Factory has built strong relationships with acclaimed directors and producers, while working simultaneously to discover promising new filmmakers with a powerful original style. Since 2022, The Match Factory has been part of MUBI.


We are proud to be representing films by praised filmmakers such as Maren Ade, Karim Aïnouz, Fatih Akin, Alice Rohwacher, Thomas Arslan, Ritesh Batra, Marco Bellocchio, Laura Bispuri, Lukas Dhont, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Abel Ferrara, Michel Franco, Miguel Gomes, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Tatiana Huezo, Jim Jarmusch, Aki Kaurismäki, Amat Escalante, Samuel Maoz, Pietro Marcello, Lucrecia Martel, Sebastian Meise, Nanni Moretti, Kornél Mundruczó, Christian Petzold, Kelly Reichardt, Carlos Reygadas, Gianfranco Rosi, Julian Rosefeldt, Felix van Groeningen, Wang Xiaoshuai, Apichatpong Weerasethakul to name a few.


About Working Title 

Working Title Films, co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, is one of the world’s leading British production companies, having created well-loved and critically acclaimed film and TV content for 40 years, from My Beautiful Laundrette to We Are Lady Parts. The company is proud to have created over 130 films and TV programmes that have grossed over $8.5 billion worldwide and they continue to champion new talent through the London Screen Academy and NBC Universal Global Writers Programme.


Working Title projects have won 14 Academy Awards (for Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything, Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, Tim Robbins’ Dead Man Walking; Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo; Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age; and Joe Wright’s Atonement), 10 Golden Globes, over 40 BAFTA Awards and numerous prestigious prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals.


The company’s commercial and critical hits in TV and Film include My Beautiful Launderette, Sid & Nancy, The Interpreter, About a Boy, Ali G, Notting Hill, The Big Lebowski, Elizabeth, Fargo, Dead Man Walking, Bean, High Fidelity, Johnny English, Billy Elliot, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, A Serious Man, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Love Actually, Shaun of the Dead, Pride & Prejudice, Nanny McPhee, United93, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Hot Fuzz, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Burn After Reading, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Contraband, Anna Karenina, Les Misérables, About Time, Rush, The Theory of Everything, Trash, Everest, Legend, The Danish Girl, Hail Caesar!, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Victoria and Abdul, Baby Driver, Darkest Hour, Yesterday, Mary Queen of Scots, Rebecca, Emma, The High Note, Last Night in Soho, We Are Lady Parts, Cyrano, Ticket to Paradise, What’s Love Got to Do With It?,Everything I Know About Love, The Swimmers, Catherine, Called Birdy, Matilda the Musical, Polite Society, Genie and most recently Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke’s Drive-Away Dolls.


Working Title’s upcoming slate includes: the second series of Nida Manzoor’s BAFTA winning series We Are Lady Parts, Blitz, a production with New Regency and Lammas Park,  written and directed by Steve McQueen and starring Saoirse Ronan, Lena Dunham's eagerly anticipated Netflix series, Too Much, starring Megan Stalter and Will Sharpe, written and directed by Lena Dunham with original music from Luis Felber, Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke’s Honey Don’t starring Margaret Qualley, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Evans and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, an adaptation of Helen Fielding’s best-selling book, with Renée Zellweger, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Leo Woodall, Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson. This programming exemplifies Working Title's commitment to pushing boundaries and embracing diverse narratives that resonate with contemporary audiences.


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