Trades: Winslet, Vincere, S4, Candles

“Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has signed on to do the English narration on “The Sunshine Boy,” a documentary exploring autism by famed Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson. The film will have its international premiere in the Reel to Reel sidebar of the Toronto International Film Festival in September…” (full details)

“IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes-premiering drama “Vincere,” the story of Mussolini’s first wife, Ida Dalser. IFC will open “Vincere” next year, releasing the pic in theaters and via video-on-demand the same day…” (full details)

“Curmudgeon Films has acquired screen rights to the story of Bob Lazar, who claims to have worked at the S4 secret military base near Area 51, where he examined alien spacecraft recovered by the U.S. military. Lazar left the project in 1989 and recounted his story to Las Vegas reporter George Knapp. Kenneth Yakkel is penning the project…” (full details)

“Miramax has acquired feature rights to Ernessa Carter’s “32 Candles,” a fairy tale about an ugly duckling from a Mississippi town who escapes to Los Angeles. The novel’s central character reinvents herself as a beautiful lounge singer and runs into her high school crush; unaware of her true identity, he finds himself as in love with her as she once was with him…” (full details)