Acquisitions: Teeth, Paint, Moon

“Lionsgate and the Weinstein Co. have decided to distribute “Teeth” worldwide as equal partners like they did with “Dogma” and “Farenheit 9/11″. After initially passing on the story of a virginal girl whose vagina turns into a secret weapon, the distributors revisited the project Sunday then picked up worldwide rights for $2.5 million…” (full details)

Sony Pictures Classics picked up worldwide rights to the art world docu-mystery “My Kid Could Paint That” for $1.85 million. Amir Bar-Lev’s first feature follows four-year-old art world darling Marla Olmstead, who gained acclaim and more than $300,000 in sales before a “60 Minutes” profile questioned whether her work was an elaborate hoax. The low-budget docu had been the subject of much pre-fest buzz and interest…” (full details)

ThinkFilm made its biggest buy ever by spending more than $2.5 million to acquire all North American rights except for TV to David Sington’s Apollo space mission docu “In the Shadow of the Moon.” The film will be released in conjunction with Discovery Films this year, with a TV premiere on cable’s Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theater to follow…” (full details)