Acquisitions: Bashir, Kabluey, Cruelty

“Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights and select Latin American rights to the animated Israeli docu “Waltz With Bashir”. Ari Folman’s autobigraphical “Bashir” follows the director as he tries to recover blacked-out memories of his experiences fighting in the 1982 Israel-Lebanon war…” (full details)

“Regent Releasing has acquired distribution rights to ensemble comedy “Kabluey,” starring Lisa Kudrow, Scott Prendergast, Teri Garr, Christine Taylor, Conchata Ferrell, Chris Parnell and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Story centers on a man who’s forced to take a humiliating job as a corporate mascot to help his sister-in-law tend to her toddlers while his brother is off fighting in Iraq. Regent plans to release the film this summer…” (full details)

“Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights to “Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty,” a spec script by first-time screenwriter Adam Sachs. The script – described as a quirky, elevated comedy in the vein of “Thank You for Smoking” – centers on an unlikely friendship between a lonely reporter and an outspoken teen who bond during an animal-rights protest…” (full details)