The Weinstein Co. and Sony Pictures Classics Close Deals at Sundance
According to IndieWIRE, The Weinstein Co. has paid $8 million for worldwide rights to Jacob Aaron Este’s The Details, starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics closed on The Guard and Morgan Spurlock’s The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Take Shelter.
Harvey Weinstein was in a good mood Tuesday after earning 13 nominations for The King’s Speech and Blue Valentine. He worked with Maguire in the past on The Cider House Rules and Banks on Zack and Miri Make a Porno. TWC’s first Sundance buy (in league with financeer Ron Burkle) also stars Banks, My Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd; TWC paid more than $6 million for U.S. and some foreign rights. The Details was produced by Mark Gordon, Hagai Shaham and Bryan Zuriff with Mickey Liddell and Jennifer Hilton as executive producers.