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Fox Searchlight Picks Up 'Calvary' In Second Buy of Sundance

In its second big buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired U.S. rights and some international territories to the Irish comedy-drama "Calvary," from writer-director John Michael McDonagh ("The Guard").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 21, 2014 4:12 PM
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Sundance Watch: First Trailer for John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary,' Starring Brendan Gleeson

The first trailer for John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary" has arrived, reuniting the director with his "The Guard" star Brendan Gleeson. The film, a dark comedy about a priest having some congregation problems, is set to premiere at Sundance. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 11, 2013 12:07 PM
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Guardian's First Film Award Goes to Ireland's 'The Guard'; Director McDonagh 'Pretty Surprised and Very Pleased'

John Michael McDonagh's "The Guard," starring Brendan Gleeson, has won the Guardian's First Film Award (in its fourth year). Guardian awards judge and film critic Peter Bradshaw says, "This was an exceptionally good year for debut work and our shortlist was packed with excellent work...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 10, 2012 8:57 AM
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