INSIDE WORD in Berlin | Miramax Making Deal for Mike Leigh’s Latest?

INSIDE WORD in Berlin | Miramax Making Deal for Mike Leigh's Latest?

“Happy” deal closing… Word on the festival circuit overnight, via a pair of competitors, has Miramax Films in the running to acquire Mike Leigh‘s Berlin International Film Festival entry, “Happy-Go-Lucky.” The film, which was screened early for select buyers last week in Berlin, has its official premiere today (Tuesday) at the Berlinale. Trade reports in Screen and the Hollywood Reporter this morning reiterated the buzz, but reached late yesterday a Miramax spokesperson said talk of a pact was, “Still premature.” [Eugene Hernandez]

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