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October 15, 2012 3:47 PM
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SPWA Grabs Rights to SXSW Crime Comedy 'Small Apartments' With Rebel Wilson

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired rights for North America and most international territories to the Jonas Åkerlund-directed “Small Apartments,” which happens to feature an appearance by newly popular funnygirl Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect,” “Bridesmaids”). The crime comedy had its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March.

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Matt Lucas, Wilson, James Caan, Billy Crystal, Johnny Knoxville, Dolph Lundgren, James Marsden, Juno Temple and Rosie Perez star in the story of a recluse who accidentally kills his landlord and then has to deal with the eccentrics in his building and law enforcement as he tries to cover it up. Chris Millis wrote the screenplay.

Ash R. Shah, Timothy Wayne Peternel, David Hillary and Bonnie Timmermann produced. Ben Feingold, John Glynn, Bridget McMeel and Mills are executive producers. Feingold and Shah financed the project.

SPWA has recently acquired and released the Sundance premieres “Welcome to the Rileys” and “Robot & Frank” with Samuel Goldwyn Films. The company also has Jonathan Kasdan’s “The First Time” forthcoming.

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