Trade Breaks: Wrestler, Wildlife, Trials

“Summit Intl. will handle international rights to the indie drama “The Wrestler,” starring Nicolas Cage. Story centers on a 1980s-era wrestling star, who scrapes by doing small-time matches in New Jersey’s backwaters. Darren Aronofsky is directing and producing, whilst the screenplay was written by Robert Siegel…” (full details)

Jorge Gaggero (“Live-In Maid”) is set to direct “Wildlife,” the big-screen adaptation of Richard Ford’s coming-of-age novel for Point Road Films. Set in 1960s Montana, “Wildlife” centers on 16-year-old Joe Brinson as he watches his parents discover the limits of their marriage. Scott Barkman and Gaggero have been tapped to write the screenplay…” (full details)

Warner Independent Pictures has bought the original comedy pitch “Trials and Tribulations” from writing team Matt Spicer and Max Winkler. Plot details are being kept under wraps…” (full details)