Paddington 2 breaks out of Harvey Weinstein-founded studio

Paddington 2 has successfully severed ties to the studio co-founded by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The film’s British producer David Heyman had said he was trying to “break Paddington out of prison” by ensuring The Weinstein Company (TWC) did not distribute the film in North America.

His calls were answered when Warner Bros announced on Wednesday it had bought the rights from the firm which sacked the mogul after dozens of women accused him of sexual harassment and assault.

Warner Bros announced it had purchased the rights from TWC and StudioCanal, the firm which financed the film.

Heyman, who also produced the Harry Potter films, told the Press Association at the movie’s London premiere earlier this month that he was “looking for alternative distributors”.

This website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.