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Sundance Interview: Elijah Wood & SpectreVision Team Talk 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' & Lionsgate Pick-Up 'Cooties' UPDATED (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Midnight movies have always been a staple at the Sundance Film Festival, from "Blair Witch Project" to "Buried." Two of the higher-buzz horror titles at this year's fest, Ana Lily Amirpour's Iran vampire love story "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" and horror-comedy "Cooties" with Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and "Newsroom" star Alison Pill (acquired by Lionsgate), come from an unlikely source, production company SpectreVision.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 21, 2014 7:43 PM
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Sony Pictures Acquires Dark Comedy "Revenge for Jolly!"

Sony Pictures acquires "Revenge for Jolly!" for US and Canadian distribution - marking the first acquisition for the newly-formed affiliate company of Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment. "Revenge for Jolly!" premiered at the 2012 Tribeca FIlm Festival. The dark comedy examines the moral ambiguity of revenge as one man tries to avenge the suspicious death of his beloved dog. Directed by Chadd Harbold and written by Brian Petsos, "Revenge for Jolly!" stars Petsos and Oscar Isaac, and features cameos from a long roster of other actors and comedians including Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe, and Kristen Wiig.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 25, 2012 1:16 PM
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Cannes Market Watch: Solution Takes 'Grand Piano' with Elijah Wood, High Point Media Group Gets John Boorman Documentary

The Solution Entertainment Group acquired the international rights to "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood. The thriller from Spanish producing team, directed by Eugenio Mira ("The Birthday") tells the story of a piano virtuoso, crippled by stage fright, who fights to return to the stage. Currently Wood is filming Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." The Solution will be presenting the title to international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 9, 2012 5:23 PM
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