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WATCH: Trailer for Dark Comedy 'Better Living Through Chemistry,' Starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde UPDATED

UPDATE: A trailer has arrived for dark comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde. The film has also been given a day-and-date from Samuel Goldwyn Films: March 14, for both theatrical and VOD. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 27, 2014 1:17 PM
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Pre-Sundance, Magnolia and Paramount Scoop Up Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas'

Ahead of the film's Sundance premiere this weekend, Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Pictures have announced a collaboration to bring director Joe Swanberg's new comedy "Happy Christmas" to theaters in 2014.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 16, 2014 2:20 PM
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Weinsteins Catch 'A Speck in the Sea'

The Weinstein Company has picked up film rights to author and journalist Paul Tough's gripping New York Times Magazine piece "A Speck in the Sea," the magazine's cover story last Sunday.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 10, 2014 5:29 PM
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Weinstein Arm TWC-Dimension to Take on Ira Levin Stage Thriller 'Veronica's Room'

Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today that they have secured rights to executive produce, finance and distribute a screen adaptation of author Ira Levin's 1973 Broadway thriller "Veronica's Room" through their new label TWC-Dimension.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 4, 2013 7:03 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Paul Haggis' Ensemble Drama 'Third Person,' Starring Liam Neeson

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired US, German and Scandinavian rights to writer/director Paul Haggis' TIFF debuter "Third Person," a globe-spanning ensemble drama starring Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger and James Franco.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • November 7, 2013 6:00 PM
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DreamWorks Takes Rights to Upcoming Roosevelt vs. Taft Tome 'The Bully Pulpit'

A week ahead of the book's publication, DreamWorks has snapped up rights to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin's highly anticipated "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 30, 2013 7:24 PM
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TIFF Deals: A24 Goes 'Under the Skin,' Blanchett in Mamet's 'Blackbird,' CBS Films Takes Radcliffe's 'The F Word,' Lange Replaces Close in 'Therese,' and More

A24 Films is sealing the deal on Jonathan Glazer's moody sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth in the guise of a human. More TIFF acquisition news, below.
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  • September 10, 2013 1:03 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Takes Redford's Venice & Toronto Bound 'The Company You Keep'

Sony Pictures Classics has taken U.S. rights to Robert Redford's upcoming Weather Underground drama "The Company You Keep." The movie boasts an impressive cast: Redford, Shia LeBeouf, Julie Christie, Brendan Gleeson, Terence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, and Susan Sarandon.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 24, 2012 12:56 PM
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Erik Van Looy's Men Behaving Badly Pic 'Loft' Goes to Dark Castle Entertainment

Erik Van Looy's English-language remake of his own 2008 Belgian infidelity thriller, "Loft," has been acquired by Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment. According to Vlaamse Film's Facebook announcement, distribution will go through Dark Horse's WB output deal, even though Silver has moved on to Universal.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 13, 2012 12:31 PM
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Sundance Selects Picks Up Mulloy's Cuban-Set Tribeca Winner 'Una Noche'

Lucy Mulloy's "Una Noche" has gone to Sundance Selects for North American distribution. The film debuted at Berlin, then Tribeca where it won Best New Narrative Director, Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature and Best Actor in a Narrative Feature for stars Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nuñez Florian. The film follows three Cuban teens (Anailin de la Rua de la Torre also stars) over the course of a day, highlighting the contrast between their poverty-stricken lives and tourists who visit.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 31, 2012 2:28 PM
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