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    Fox Searchlight Sets ‘Wild’ Starring Reese Witherspoon For Oscar-Friendly December 5th Release, Plus New Photo

    There’s lots of reasons to be interested in “Wild,” Fox Searchlight’s upcoming drama starring Reese Witherspoon. For one, it could be her “127 Hours,” as it's about a woman in the wilderness all by herself and by all accounts, like that movie, it’s mostly a one-(wo)man show. Secondly, it’s directed ...

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    Hit Or Miss #2: All Hail Belle!

    In case you were too busy watching the Spidey numbers come in this weekend, Fox Searchlight's "Belle" was a sensational surprise in its initial openings. The film, which is directed by Amma Asante and stars British TV actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, amassed $104,000 in 4 locations.

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    In "Belle", Racism Rings True In Past And Present

    Last night Fox Searchlight hosted a screening of their upcoming release of "Belle" exclusively for members of The Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild. The screening was followed by a Q&A with the film's British producer, Damian Jones.

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    DiCaprio to Join Gonzalez Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' for New Regency

    New Regency CEO Brad Weston is feeling his oats. Remember, this company took the risk of actually financing "12 Years a Slave," which was produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B and released by Fox Searchlight. This upset Paramount, which then lost Plan B to New Regency, which is housed at Twentieth Century ...

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    Fox Searchlight Dates Sundance Hit 'Calvary,' Starring Brendan Gleeson

    Fox Searchlight picked up at the Sundance Film Festival "Calvary," writer-director John Michael McDonagh's follow-up to the masterful "The Guard," also starring Brendan Gleeson. The distributor has now booked a summer release date.

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    Movie Theaters Receive Special Instructions on How to Project 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Most films are projected in one aspect ratio ( most commonly, 1.85:1), but Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is presented in three aspect ratios, which is why it's not surprising that Fox Searchlight would send movie theaters special instructions on how to project it.

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    A History of Wes Anderson at the Box Office, From 'Bottle Rocket' to 'Budapest Hotel'

    A history of Wes Anderson's films at the box office, from 'Bottle Rocket' to 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

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    Sundance Deal Tally: Who's Bought What? (Score Card UPDATED)

    UPDATED: We continue to add to our ongoing deal tally out of Sundance (which wrapped January 26). While the buys haven't been high-end, they've been steady. So, who's bought what? A breakdown of companies and numbers of buys, below.

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    Sundance Deals: Fox Searchlight Takes Sloan Prize Winner 'I, Origins,' A24 Nabs 'Obvious Child' UPDATED

    Acquisitions continue up in Park City, as Fox Searchlight has snapped up worldwide rights to Mike Cahill's ("Another Earth") existentialist sci-fi premiere "I,Origins," starring Brit Marling, Michael Pitt, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Steven Yuen and Archie Punjabi. Meanwhile, A24 has taken North American...

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    Fox Searchlight Picks Up 'Calvary' In Second Buy of Sundance

    In its second big buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired U.S. rights and some international territories to the Irish comedy-drama "Calvary," from writer-director John Michael McDonagh ("The Guard").

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