Alex Billington at FirstShowing.net has reason to believe that Paramount may have picked up the Sundance breakout hit “Catfish”: “I’m on my way home from Sundance today and as I was reading through Twitter, I noticed an interesting tweet from a friend who said that he was missing a screening of the documentary ‘Catfish’ being held on the Paramount lot tomorrow night,” reports Billington. “If you haven’t heard all the buzz yet, ‘Catfish’ is one of the few breakout films from Sundance this year, getting some of the best buzz of the fest (even though it didn’t win any awards). I took at look at the invite, which is a standard test screening invite, but it’s being held on the Paramount lot – and I know that Paramount never shows films there unless its their own. So did Paramount buy the doc?”
Here at indieWIRE, Bryce Renninger runs down the controversy surrounding the film.