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January 26, 2011 6:00 AM
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Magnolia Acquires Sundance's "I Melt With You"

A scene from "I Melt With You."

The Sundance buying frenzy continues with Magnolia Pictures taking US theatrical rights to Mark Pellington’s "I Melt With You," which stars Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino and Sasha Grey. Magnolia's previous Sundance deal was for well-received competition doc "Page One". Catch up on the deals here.

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Magnolia Pictures Acquires US Theatrical Rights to Mark Pellington's I MELT WITH YOU

Park City, UT - January 26, 2011 - The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US theatrical rights to Mark Pellington's I MELT WITH YOU, a kinetic and visceral ensemble film starring Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino and Sasha Grey.

Jane, Lowe, Piven and McKay give bravura, unhinged performances as four friends on a drug and rock n' roll fueled trip together in Big Sur. Pellington explores themes of masculinity and friendship with a groundbreaking visual style and dizzying post-punk soundtrack. Written by Glenn Porter, the film was produced by Pellington, Norm Reiss and Rob Cowan, and executive produced by Aaron Gilbert, Heidi Levitt and Neil LaBute.

"Mark Pellington has made a maverick, stylish and powerful film that resonates for days after viewing," said Magnolia SVP Tom Quinn. "Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven and Christian McKay give some of the best performances of their entire careers and attention must be paid."

"I'm ecstatic that our film has found a home for theatrical distribution and thrilled it is a company with people that completely understand what the film is about philosophically and aesthetically," said Pellington.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia SVP Tom Quinn with Submarine's Josh Braun and UTA's Rena Ronson.

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  • red_locker | January 26, 2011 9:13 AMReply

    Heard this movie had polarizing reactions at Sundance...a good sign, for it at least won't be boring or forgetful.