Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones To Lead Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones To Lead Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Harvey Weinstein Explains What Happened With 'Grace Of Monaco,' Says He Was Right About 'Snowpiercer' Harvey Weinstein Explains What Happened With 'Grace Of Monaco,' Says He Was Right About 'Snowpiercer' Harvey Weinstein Says Quentin Tarantino Has Changed The Last Chapter Of 'The Hateful Eight' Harvey Weinstein Says Quentin Tarantino Has Changed The Last Chapter Of 'The Hateful Eight' Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock' Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock' Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Argues Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Is Actually A Critique Of The Modern Metropolis Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Argues Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Is Actually A Critique Of The Modern Metropolis Watch: The Tampon Scene From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' You Won't See In The Movie Recreated With 'The Sims' Watch: The Tampon Scene From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' You Won't See In The Movie Recreated With 'The Sims' The 10 Best Films Of 2004 The 10 Best Films Of 2004 'Death Proof' Star Zoe Bell Leads Latest Additions To Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' As Filming Begins 'Death Proof' Star Zoe Bell Leads Latest Additions To Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' As Filming Begins Ranked From Best To Worst: Every Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Winner Ranked From Best To Worst: Every Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Winner Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck The 10 Best Films Of 2003 The 10 Best Films Of 2003 First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment "Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice "Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point

Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Book 'Kill Your Darlings,' The Weinstein Company Bed 'Lovelace' & More

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist January 23, 2013 at 9:44AM

With the Sundance Film Festival heading into its last stretch, buyers are beginning to get deals made before Park City once again becomes a quaint little village in Utah, and a number of contracts have been signed over the past twenty-four hours....
0
Kill Your Darlings Lovelace

With the Sundance Film Festival heading into its last stretch, buyers are beginning to get deals made before Park City once again becomes a quaint little village in Utah, and a number of contracts have been signed over the past twenty-four hours....

First up is the Beat Generation origin film -- “Beat Generation: First Class” aka “Kill Your Darlings” -- which has been acquired by Sony Picture Classics. The true-life thriller was one of the films we tipped to start a bidding war and with the distribution company negotiating for multiple territories, first time filmmaker John Krokidas must be feeling real good. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston and others, our own reviewer found the film “fairly interesting and relatively compelling, but far from an enlightening or deep story into the hearts and minds of these artists who would define a generation.” No release date yet.

The Weinstein Company and their offshoot label Radius have ponied up about $3 million for the porn star saga "Lovelace." From "Howl" directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Freidman, the film chronicles the story of "Deep Throat" actress Linda Lovelace and her controversial journey through porn. The film premiered late last night, so the first reviews will start rolling in today, but you can probably expected a limited theatrical/VOD bow for this one.

Next up is the coming-of-age Amblin-inspired “Toy’s House” which will now hit theaters in the U.S. courtesy of CBS Films. Directed by “Funny Or Die” veteran Jordan Vogt-Roberts in his feature length directorial debut with a Black List-approved script by Chris Galletta, the film premiered to positive reviews this past weekend including our own, which called the coming-of-age tale “beautiful and dark and also funny.” Though the film is led by unknown actors, the rest of the cast is rounded out by people like Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Megan Mullally and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Meanwhile, earning less considerable buzz is the Naomi Watts and Robin Wright starring "Two Mothers." Directed by Anne Fontaine ("Coco Before Chanel") the drama about two women who fall for each other's sons has been snapped up by the relatively new Exclusive Releasing, who are prepping for a summer release.

Finally, eOne has snared midnight movie "We Are What We Are" beating several other bidders including Magnolia, Lionsgate and Drafthouse. The genre flick about a family of cannibals apparently played to some good word, has potential to be a crossover hit, but now word yet when it will roll out.

This article is related to: Sundance Film Festival, Kill Your Darlings, Sony Pictures Classics, Lovelace, Radius, The Kings Of Summer, CBS Films, Adore, Entertainment One


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates