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Toronto 2012: Millennium Entertainment Books Greg Kinnear-Jennifer Connelly Drama 'Writers' for the U.S.

Photo of Jay A. Fernandez By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire September 14, 2012 at 7:46AM

In its second acquisition of the week, Millennium Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to debut filmmaker Josh Boone’s “Writers,” which had its world premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The company acquired “What Maisie Knew,” directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, on Wednesday.
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Lily Collins and Greg Kinnear in "Writers"
Lily Collins and Greg Kinnear in "Writers"

In its second acquisition of the week, Millennium Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to debut filmmaker Josh Boone’s “Writers,” which had its world premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The company acquired “What Maisie Knew,” directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, on Wednesday.

Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato and Kristen Bell star in “Writers,” which follows an acclaimed writer and his family over the course of a tumultuous year.

READ MORE: Toronto 2012: Millennium Entertainment Acquires Drama 'What Maisie Knew' Starring Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan

Judy Cairo produced for Informant Media. Informant's Michael A. Simpson and Eric Brenner are executive producers, along with Lisa Wilson, Myles Nestel, Patrick Dugan, Jeff Rice, Dale Johnson, Julie May, Glenn Murray and Mike Ilitch, Jr.

“Boone is truly a breakout talent who wrote an endearingly funny and deeply touching story,” said Millennium CEO Bill Lee. “This all-star cast really brought his screenplay to life.”

Millennium exec Tristen Tuckfield negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and Elsa Ramo on behalf of Informant. The Solution Entertainment Group is handing international sales.

Millennium has become increasingly active since launching in 2010. The company recently released “Rampart,” “Bernie,” “Red Lights,” “Little Birds” and “The Babymakers.” Its next release is Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy,” which the company acquired at the Cannes Film Festival.

This article is related to: Toronto International Film Festival, Acquisitions, Writers, Millennium Entertainment