Acquisitions: Found, Blindness, Boy

“Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, the ensemble romantic comedy/drama “Then She Found Me,” earned under $2 million from ThinkFilm for U.S. rights and under $1 million from TVA Films for Canadian rights on Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival. The story follows a besieged woman whose adoptive mother finds her…” (full details)

“Miramax Films on Saturday nabbed U.S. rights to Fernando Meirelles’ dramatic thriller “Blindness” for just under $5 million. Meirelles’ follow-up to “City of God” and “The Constant Gardener” chronicles a city overtaken by a plague of blindless through the eyes of a small band of quarrantined citizens. The film stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal. Principal photography is currently underway in Toronto, where the film was acquired Saturday during the film fest…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Co. has picked up virtually all worldwide rights to the British child murderer drama “Boy A,” and IFC Entertainment purchased North American rights to the Icelandic thriller “Jar City.” Myriad Pictures picked up international sales rights to the ex-con tale “All Hat,” premiering Tuesday at the festival and set for Canadian distribution by Alliance Films early next year. Cross-cultural relationship drama “Never Forever,” starring Vera Farmiga, was picked up by Arts Alliance America and Prime Entertainment who are planning an early 2008 theatrical release…” (full details)