Sundance Acquisitions 2012: Volume Three

Like Water
Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights to the documentary “Like Water” which explores the life of UFC champion Anderson Silva.

Cinedigm will release the film theatrically in early summer with Lionsgate handling domestic ancillary distribution. [Source: MarketWatch]

Robot and Frank
Sony Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn have picked up North American rights to the buddy comedy “Robot and Frank” starring Frank Langella as an elderly thief who enlists his robot caretaker in his nefarious work.

Additionally, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired rights for Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. [Source: Reuters]

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have together acquired U.S. distribution rights to Nicholas Jarecki’s suspense thriller “Arbitrage”.

Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, and Nate Parker star. The film will get a theatrical and VOD release akin to the way Lionsgate & Roadside handled last year’s “Margin Call”. [Source: Market Watch]

Red Lights
Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to “Red Lights,” a thriller starring Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olsen and Cillian Murphy, for just less than $4 million.

The movie is about a paranormal investigator and her assistant who clash with a legendary blind psychic. [Source: Reuters]