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iW NEWS | Picturehouse Scoops Vaughn’s “Wild Ride”

iW NEWS | Picturehouse Scoops Vaughn's "Wild Ride"

Picturehouse and New Line International have acquired worldwide rights to Ari Sandel‘s “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland,” previously announced as a Weinstein Company acquisition after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Produced by Vaughn, the movie includes a mix of on-stage and behind-the-scene footage, showcasing Vaughn’s month long tour with four up-and-coming comics and surprise guests. Picturehouse’s Berney indicated that his company was an initial bidder on the movie and when he learned that the film was available again, he pursued a deal. Picturehouse SVP Sara Rose and New Line EVP Carolyn Blackwood negotiated the deal with Vaughan reps UTA, Eric Gold and Deborah Klein. Berney told indieWIRE that he plans to open the film in early ’08, perhaps in as many as 400 theaters right off the bat, emphasizing the rising popularity of the comics on the tour. “This is not a platform, but an aggressive release, coming on the heels of (Vaughn’s upcoming film) ‘Fred Claus‘.” Picturehouse is handling the film domestically and New Line International is handling worldwide sales. [Eugene Hernandez]

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