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The Weinstein Company Adopts "Bobby" and "Miss Potter" for Release

By Indiewire | Indiewire March 20, 2006 at 8:19AM

The Weinstein Company has acquired rights to two films, including Emilio Estevez's "Bobby," and Chris Noonan's "Miss Potter," the company announced over the weekend. "Bobby," acquired from Michel Litvak's Bold Films (U.S. rights), is an ensemble political-culture drama starring Estevez, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater (and more) revisiting the night Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, and focuses on how the lives of those at the hotel that evening intersected. The project was brought to TWC by Michelle Krumm, executive vice president of acquisitions and co-productions for TWC. "Miss Potter," starring Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson and Lloyd Owen, the film explores the life of Potter (Zellweger), the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and her struggle to overcome a domineering and unsupportive mother and the chauvinism of Victorian England to become a published author. Krumm also brought "Miss Potter" (North American rights) to TWC. Theatrical release dates weren't announced. [Brian Brooks]
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The Weinstein Company has acquired rights to two films, including Emilio Estevez's "Bobby," and Chris Noonan's "Miss Potter," the company announced over the weekend. "Bobby," acquired from Michel Litvak's Bold Films (U.S. rights), is an ensemble political-culture drama starring Estevez, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater (and more) revisiting the night Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, and focuses on how the lives of those at the hotel that evening intersected. The project was brought to TWC by Michelle Krumm, executive vice president of acquisitions and co-productions for TWC. "Miss Potter," starring Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson and Lloyd Owen, the film explores the life of Potter (Zellweger), the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and her struggle to overcome a domineering and unsupportive mother and the chauvinism of Victorian England to become a published author. Krumm also brought "Miss Potter" (North American rights) to TWC. Theatrical release dates weren't announced. [Brian Brooks]

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