Paramount Vantage Lands A Duchess

Paramount Vantage is in final negotiations to pre-buy North American, Latin American and Australian rights to the Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes period piece “The Duchess” which begins filming this month in London says The Hollywood Reporter.

The purchase was made for a massive $7 million, easily the biggest buy of this year’s relatively barren sales at the Toronto Film Festival.

2929 has chosen to distribute school shooting drama “In Bloom” through its own Magnolia Pictures – making it one of the distributor’s two biggest-budget releases to date.