Sundance deals keep on rolling with three more deals today reports Risky Biz Blog.
Dada Films has acquired domestic theatrical rights to Bill Haney’s documentary “The Last Mountain” and plans to release the film in theaters June 3rd in 20 markets.
The story deals with an environmental clash between a small West Virginia community and a giant coal company engaging in mountaintop coal removal. Dada has committed to a seven-figure distribution budget.
Next up, IFC Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions are partnering to pick up domestic rights to George Ratliff’s religion satire “Salvation Boulevard” for around $1.5 million.
Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei and Ed Harris star in the story of a duplicitous preacher, a former deadhead, a true believer, a security guard, an atheistic novelist and an antique handgun that collide in comedic ways.
Finally, Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to “Man on Wire” helmet James Marsh’s new documentary “Project Nim” from HBO. HBO acquired all of the film’s U.S. rights just days before its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday night.
The opening film of the festival, the doco follows the life of a chimpanzee who was raised like a human child as part of a pioneering 1970s experiment. HBO will air the film on TV, and Lionsgate will distribute the film on DVD.