There are no details on when the film might hit theaters as yet, but we'd be surprised if it was before the start of 2013. For one, there are whispers that many of the buyers hoped that Cianfrance could be persuaded to cut the 140-minute picture down (though if our review is anything to go by, he shouldn't touch a frame) to make it more commercial. Furthermore, Focus have several Oscar pics competing for attention already, in "Moonrise Kingdom," "Anna Karenina" and Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," and given how competitive this year is already, they're probably better off not adding a film that would be trickier to get nominations into the mix.
In other distribution news, Anchor Bay Films just picked up Billy Bob Thornton's "Jayne Mansfield's Car," which gets its North American premiere at TIFF after screening in Berlin back in February. Another TIFF festival leftover, Michel Gondry's "The We & the I," which screened at Cannes, also has distribution, with Paladin and 108 Media picking the film up and planning to put it in theaters in New York and Toronto in March. [Deadline/Indiewire]
Meanwhile, new company Outsource Media Group has acquired Mike Newell's "Great Expectations," with Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham-Carter and Ralph Fiennes, ahead of the film's premiere on Tuesday in Toronto. The private equity fund is expected to partner with a distributor for the U.S. release, putting up the P&A themselves. Finally, Well Go USA has acquried Hur Jin-ho's Mandarin-language remake of "Dangerous Liaisons" for the U.S., and Film Movement has picked up Catherine Corsini's drama "Three Worlds." [Deadline/Variety/Deadline]