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by Indiewire
January 21, 2007 11:26 AM
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Weinstein Company Takes Worldwide Rights to Sundance '07 Feature "Grace is Gone"

Worldwide rights to James C. Strouse's Sundance dramatic competition feature "Grace is Gone" have been acquired by The Weinstein Company, the company's co-chairman Harvey Weinstein announced Sunday afternoon. The worldwide deal has been pegged at $4 million. Weinstein, Michael Cole, co-head of production, and Michelle Krumm, EVP of acquisitions and co-productions, negotiated the deal on behalf of The Weinstein Company, while Cinetic Media and William Morris Agency represented the filmmakers in negotiations. Starring John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Shelan O'Keefe and Gracie Bednarczyk, the film is described as a "heart-wrenching drama about a young father (Cusack) whose soldier wife has just been killed in Iraq. Rather than tell his two daughters the news, he decides to take them on a cross-country road trip to an amusement park. The story was inspired by a similar trip Strouse made with his older brother and his two children several years ago." The film was produced by Cusack's New Crime Productions and Plum Pictures. "'Grace is Gone' moved me beyond words by giving the audience a glimpse into the devastating reality that families are facing every day," commented Weinstein in a statement. "John Cusack's poignant performance blew me away--James has crafted a touching film that will tug at the heartstrings of all moviegoers." Read indieWIRE's interview with Strouse here on indieWIRE.com. [Brian Brooks]

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