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"Details," "Guard" Score Big Sundance Deals

By Garth Franklin Wednesday January 26th 2011 03:21AM
"Details," "Guard" Score Big Sundance Deals

The Weinstein Company has closed a deal for worldwide rights to "Mean Creek" writer-director Jacob Aaron Estes' quirky new drama "The Details" for a massive $8 million reports the trades.

Tobey Maguire stars as a seemingly successful doctor whose efforts to rid his backyard of lawn-destroying raccoons somehow leads him down a path that results in him cheating on his wife.

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired US and Latin American rights to John Michael McDonagh's action comedy "The Guard" for close to $1 million plus back-end jumps.

Brendan Gleeson stars as an unorthodox Irish policeman who joins forces with a straitlaced FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to take on an international drug-smuggling gang.

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