Trade Breaks: Matador, Lifeboat, Linda

“City Lights Pictures has nabbed North American rights to the bullfighting documentary “The Matador” on the heels of its 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival premiere. Director Nina Gilden Seavey tracked David Fandila for three years in his quest to become the world’s top matador. City Lights plans a fall theatrical release…” (full details)

“Michel Shane and Anthony Romano (“I Robot,” “Catch Me if You Can”) have landed Michael Justiz and Steven Sikes’ script “Lifeboat 13,” based on the WWII story of the four chaplains (a rabbi, a Catholic priest and two Protestant ministers) and an an African-American Coast Guardsman who gave their lives during the 1943 sinking of the Dorchester after it was torpedoed by a U-boat off the Greenland coast…” (full details)

“Scribe Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mulan”) has sold an untitled pitch to Sony Pictures. The studio is keeping the story line under wraps, but it is known to be a live-action project. Joe Roth and Team Todd will produce…” (full details)