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TIFF Preview: Fox Searchlight Pushes Oscar Contender 'The Sessions,' Releases Poster

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 22, 2012 at 2:31PM

Fox Searchlight, which snapped up Ben Lewin's "The Sessions" (formerly "The Surrogate") at Sundance for $6 million, holds high Oscar hopes for film, which stars John Hawkes as journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, who is afflicted with polio but wants to have sex. (Think "My Left Foot.") Searchlight is pushing the film into the Oscar race at Toronto, as it did Oscar-winner "Slumdog Millionaire."
The Sessions poster

This article is related to: The Sessions, Helen Hunt, John Hawkes, William H. Macy, Toronto International Film Festival, Festivals, Festivals

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