One independent studio has bid for the film but sought a partner for streaming and premium cable, a knowledgeable individual said.
In particular, companies may be reluctant to alienate a Saudi regime that has made numerous major investments in the entertainment sector in recent years.
“Saudi money is coming into Hollywood in the next two years,” one insider said.
In two years, everyone will forget about Jamal Khashoggi.”.
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WME parent Endeavor returned Saudi Arabia’s $400 million investment, which would have allowed the Saudi government to own a 5% to 10% stake in the company.
Penske Media took a $200 million investment from Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) in 2018 and has chosen to keep the investment. »