Sundance Acquisitions 2012: Volume One

Deals were being made left and right in Park City over the weekend as various distributors snapped up genre and indie films that were on the block according to Reuters.

CBS Films acquired “The Words,” a drama starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Jeremy Irons about a writer who discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.

LD Distribution has bought North American rights to “Black Rock” which deals with three women (including Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell) on a remote island for a getaway who find themselves being stalked.

The other day was a busy time for documentaries with Sony Pictures Classics acquiring North American rights to Malik Bendjelloul’s “Searching for Sugar Man”, about folk singer Rodriguez, while Magnolia picked up “The Queen of Versailles” about the eccentric couple behind construction of a massive Florida mansion.

Several other films are still in hot contention including “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” “Liberal Arts,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “The Art of Rap”.