Sundance 2013 Acquisitions: Volume Three

Magnolia Pictures is nearing a deal to acquire the Brad Miska-produced horror anthology and standalone sequel “S-VHS”.

CNN Films and Magnolia Pictures has scored US rights to Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary “Blackfish” about the history of orcas in captivity. A Summer theatrical release is planned ahead of a domestic broadcast premiere on CNN later in the year.

Inequality for all
The Weinstein Company’s Radius-TWC label has acquired the documentary “Inequality For All”. The doco interviews noted economic policy director Robert Reich distills the topic of widening income inequality.

Kill Your Darlings
Sony Pictures Classics has taken North American and various other international rights to “Kill Your Darlings” starring Daniel Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg.

The Weinstein Company’s Radius-TWC has acquired the Linda Lovelace biopic starring Amanda Seyfried as the famous “Deep Throat” star.

Prince Avalanche
David Gordon Green’s quirky tale of an odd-couple of Texas road crew workers (Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch) has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures. The film has scored very good reviews at the festival.

Toy’s House
CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ well reviewed and quirky dramedy “Toy’s House” about a group of boys coming of age.

Two Mothers
Exclusive Releasing is closing a deal for U.S. rights to the Anne Fontaine-directed “Two Mothers”. The deal includes a theatrical release and significant P&A and screen commitment, with the film being planned as a specialized Summer release.

We Are What We Are
eOne Distribution has acquired U.S. rights to the cannibalism-themed horror movie “We Are What We Are.” Jim Mickle helmed the film, a remake of Jorge Michel Grau’s movie of the same name.

Sources: Screen, Variety, THR, Deadline