A deal for Barbara Kopple's "Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing" (co-directed by Cecilia Peck) is due to be announced... The film, which will debut as a Gala presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, charts the Texas trio's rollercoaster experience from popularity to pariah status in the wake of their brief comments about U.S. president George W. Bush on the eve of the invasion of Iraq. An insider told me that a deal is in the works, but asked indieWIRE to hold off on writing anything until a pact is finalized. At the same time, the individual added that its hardly a secret that a deal is pending. So, why keep it "off the record"?