Overture Rides Theron’s Ferris Wheel

Overture Films has forked over around $4 million for all U.S. rights to Charlize Theron drama “Ferris Wheel”. Although not screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the deal was made in Park City during the fest.

Directed by former FX supervisor Bill Maher in his helming debut, “Wheel” stars Theron as a poor mother who gets caught up with the wrong crowd and abandons her young daughter (AnnaSophia Robb).

She leaves the girl with her brother (Nick Stahl), and the girl develops a special bond with her uncle as they deal with the situation.

Dennis Hopper plays the father of Theron’s character, and Woody Harrelson plays a member of her circle of troubled friends. Zac Stanford (“The Chumscrubber”) penned the script.